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November 8, 1958

Pediatric Index: A Guide to Symptomatological Diagnosis and Current Management

JAMA. 1958;168(10):1420. doi:10.1001/jama.1958.03000100122028

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This book presents an alphabetical listing of all pediatric conditions, normal and abnormal. It is similar to Davison's "Compleat Pediatrician" but more comprehensive. There is no arrangement in body systems or any discussion of disease entities other than the exhaustive listing and correlation of signs and symptoms aimed at assisting in the diagnosis and treatment of all manner of problems of childhood. The material is organized into three sections. The first and largest provides an exhaustive indexing of major signs and symptoms, broken down wherever possible into those found in the infant or the older age group. Minor corroborative or differentiating findings are included, and a suggestive diagnosis is offered. The second section lists abnormal conditions, each with exact information required for a definite diagnosis. Wherever appropriate, a list of conditions to be ruled out is given. The latest or best treatment is then outlined. The third section, dealing with

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