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A prolific writer on the problems of normal children and a masterful pediatrician whose wide experience reflects both an extensive referral practice and an understanding of what facilities are available to the British general practitioner; Dr. Illingworth in his latest book continues to offer many "pearls" of practical wisdom as well as to reiterate important points made in earlier books. His opening chapters are a brilliant and outspoken review of common mistakes committed by busy practitioners—common misdiagnoses, overuse of certain drugs, unwise restriction of children to bed, etc. In a succinct, dogmatic fashion he next outlines his opinion of the "state of the art" for immunizations, diet, and antibiotic therapy. The majority of the book consists of an alphabetically arranged series of paragraphs stating the home or office management of approximately 400 pediatric conditions ranging from abdominal pain, acne, adenoids, and aggressiveness to whooping cough, Wilms tumor, wind, and worms!
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