edited by Frank A. Oski, Catherine D. DeAngelis, Ralph D. Feigin, and Joseph B. Warshaw, 2155 pp with illus, $95, Philadelphia, Pa, JB Lippincott Co, 1990.
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This multiauthored five-part general text deals comprehensively with the practice and theory of pediatrics.
Part 1 of the book covers practical issues of the ethics and economics of pediatrics as well as guidelines for reading the literature and choosing consultants.
Part 2 is an excellent, all-inclusive section on the fetus and newborn and contains excellent tables and illustrations.
Part 3 deals with the office management of the infant, child, and adolescent. Included in this section are recommendations for setting up a private practice. There are excellent sections on infant feeding, injury prevention, and immunizations, as well as the best chapters I have read on adolescence, including drug use, pregnancy, and school health care.
Part 4 was written to serve as a reference source for the physician who cares for the sick or hospitalized child. Each area is dealt with in detail, by organ system, with in-depth discussions on specific clinical
DANSKY JK. Principles and Practice of Pediatrics. Am J Dis Child. 1990;144(7):784. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1990.02150310052025