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December 19, 1990

Color Atlas of Pediatric Diseases With Differential Diagnosis

JAMA. 1990;264(23):3074. doi:10.1001/jama.1990.03450230110043

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This is the second edition of this color atlas. Most of the 14 chapters discuss specific organ systems, although there are chapters on the newborn, congenital anomalies, metabolic diseases, and nutritional disorders.

It is especially important that before purchasing this book, you are aware of what it does and does not provide. There are 702 excellent color photographs covering a large number of pediatric diseases. Its main drawback, however, is superficiality. The authors dostate, "A comprehensive discussion of every conceivable symptom was not our intent," and "Medical students can use the book as a supplement to a basic text." These admonitions are very valid.

A good example is the six lines and one photograph concerning the Goldenhar syndrome. The photograph demonstrates a right preauricular appendage, macrostomia, and a fair view of mandibular hypoplasia. This could represent hemifacial microsomia (most researchers believe they may be the same condition), and although the