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May 7, 1997

Pediatrics and Perinatology: The Scientific Basis

Author Affiliations

University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

JAMA. 1997;277(17):1412-1413. doi:10.1001/jama.1997.03540410090044

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Pediatrics and Perinatology is an excellent resource for the clinician who wishes to better comprehend the scientific basis of disease or the scientist who wishes to better understand the clinical correlates of abnormal biology. The various contributors summarize the most crucial aspects of physiology and then draw correlations with disease states of the growing child. As with the last edition, the most valuable aspect of this book is the emphasis on the developmental features of each physiological process. Great care is taken to detail developmental changes in physiological processes and highlight potential implications for the clinician.

Last published in 1993, the book has been generously updated and expanded. Many sections have been added or rewritten, and the number of contributors has increased by one third. Readers familiar with the previous edition, Perinatal and Pediatric Pathophysiology, will wish to note that the title has changed to Pediatrics and Perinatology: The Scientific