May 1995

A Practical Guide to Pediatric Respiratory Diseases

Author Affiliations

University of South Florida College of Medicine Tampa, Fla


edited by Daniel V. Schidlow and David S. Smith, 330 pp, $49, ISBN 1-56053-009-X, Philadelphia, Pa, Hanley & Belfus Inc, 1994.

Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 1995;149(5):584. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1995.02170180114023

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Diseases of the respiratory system are common in a pediatric practice. The editors' goal was to integrate into a single text information that will be valuable"... to the community of pediatric caregivers..." interested in the diagnosis and management of common respiratory disorders of infants and children. The editors and 33 other contributors have succeeded admirably. This practical text provides subject material on clinical pulmonary problems in an effective manner made to order for busy primary care physicians and other health care providers. The discussions for individual topics are short, and selected chapters are accompanied by a commentary that presents supplemental information or an experienced view. There are 44 well-written chapters replete with black-and-white photographs, figures, and tables. Each chapter contains a list of suggested readings, primarily from review articles. Emphasizing the appeal to a broad range of readers, the editorship of this book is shared by a pulmonologist and a

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