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Dr. Slobody has designed this book as a help to enable the student and practitioner to focus on the highlights and relationships of pediatrics. In this sense it does not pretend to be a textbook.
The text, which is divided into 23 chapters, is, however, remarkably comprehensive. The chapters are written largely in a semioutline form, making for clarity and brevity. At the end of each section are questions designed to help the student focalize the information.
The book is generally excellent. For the student it forms a good basic outline; for the practitioner it will serve as a quick source of reference. Preparation for special examinations may be facilitated by its use. Collateral reading is suggested at the end of the book, consisting of the major textbooks in the field. An additional reference list is appended consisting of books on the various special subjects discussed.
This book is not
Survey of Clinical Pediatrics.. AMA Am J Dis Child. 1952;84(5):676. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1952.02050050150013