[Skip to Content]
[Skip to Content Landing]
September 24, 1982

Current Pediatric Diagnosis and Treatment

JAMA. 1982;248(12):1515-1516. doi:10.1001/jama.1982.03330120069051

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables.


Continuing to use as contributors present and previous members of the faculty of the University of Colorado, Kempe and his colleagues have prepared a seventh edition of this book on diagnosis and treatment in pediatrics. To curtail expansion of the book, the authors have made more extensive use of carefully selected recent references. Reflecting major advances in certain areas, extensive revisions have been made in the sections on infections, allergic disorders, immunology, neonatology, learning disorders, and genetics.

There are 38 chapters in the book that cover not only standard pediatric areas but also dermatologic, ophthalmologic, otolaryngologic, dental, psychologic, psychiatric, and orthopedic problems. There are also chapters on therapeutic procedures, drug therapy, and interpretation of biochemical values. The chapter by Rumack on poisoning is an excellent introduction to diagnosis and treatment of these problems. There are numerous highly useful simple illustrations and tables. The soft cover is sturdy and aids in reducing