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March 21, 1980

The Whole Pediatrician Catalog: A Compendium of Clues to Diagnosis and Management

Author Affiliations

University of Nebraska Medical School Omaha


vol 2, by Julia A. McMillan, James A. Stockman III, and Frank A. Oski, 494 pp, with illus, paper $16.95, Philadelphia, WB Saunders Co, 1979.

JAMA. 1980;243(11):1184. doi:10.1001/jama.1980.03300370056034

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A note of caution—volume 2 of The Whole Pediatrician Catalog is not, repeat not, a remake and has a new author (Stockman) as well. But those who liked the first will not be disappointed in this sequel.

Retaining the flavor of the original, volume 2 is similarly organized, with a new chapter on the kidney added to the original 20. Browsing through this catalog one finds a delightful assortment of clinical tools. Selections are grouped attractively although not arranged ideally for reference. This problem is partially overcome by a complete index as well as bold headlines and readable charts and diagrams. Sections discuss most major systems, with the selectivity of a catalog not the thoroughness of a textbook, but, as a clue book rather than a core text, this book excels. To illustrate the range of volume 2, one section provides a complete list of causes of hypoglycemia in the