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July 1990

Principles and Practice of Pediatrics

Author Affiliations

Department of Pediatrics Arizona Health Sciences Center 1501 N Campbell Tucson, AZ 85724

Am J Dis Child. 1990;144(7):784. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1990.02150310052025

This multiauthored five-part general text deals comprehensively with the practice and theory of pediatrics.

Part 1 of the book covers practical issues of the ethics and economics of pediatrics as well as guidelines for reading the literature and choosing consultants.

Part 2 is an excellent, all-inclusive section on the fetus and newborn and contains excellent tables and illustrations.

Part 3 deals with the office management of the infant, child, and adolescent. Included in this section are recommendations for setting up a private practice. There are excellent sections on infant feeding, injury prevention, and immunizations, as well as the best chapters I have read on adolescence, including drug use, pregnancy, and school health care.

Part 4 was written to serve as a reference source for the physician who cares for the sick or hospitalized child. Each area is dealt with in detail, by organ system, with in-depth discussions on specific clinical

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