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December 1995

Child Abuse: Medical Diagnosis and Management

Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 1995;149(12):1403-1404. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1995.02170250109025

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No one likes to read about child abuse, but if you are involved in the care of children or adolescents, you must! Reece has provided an excel lent reference with this first edition of Child Abuse: Medical Diagnosis and Management.

The book assists the medical practitioner in recognizing, evaluating, and managing the medical aspects of child abuse. It is organized into topics that, for the first nine chapters, generally follow an organ system theme in the sequence of presentation, diagnosis, and management. All chapters are heavily referenced from current literature and well supported with tables, diagrams, and photographs. The authors take great care to integrate the use of the most recent and sophisticated diagnostic techniques with the information gained from the history and physical examination.

The visual props used to support the text are generally exceptional. The chapters on skeletal and cutaneous manifestations of child abuse and medical findings in

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