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October 1997

Color Atlas of Pediatric Neurology

Author Affiliations

Department of Pediatrics Division of Child Development and Neurology University of South Florida 1 Davis Blvd Tampa, FL 33606


edited by Richard W. Newton, 256 pp, with illus, $80, ISBN 0-7234-18799, London, England, Mosby-Wolfe Publishing, 1995.

Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 1997;151(10):1068. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1997.02170470102031

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This a multiauthored text covering a pictorial review of pediatric neurology. The purpose as stated by the editor is to provide a "quick and ready reference" for the general pediatrician. I think the book fulfills this goal in an interesting and direct manner. There are concise descriptions of most disorders seen with frequency in pediatric neurology. The book is divided into appropriate chapters and headings that are easy to use and access. The topics are well illustrated, but the text is somewhat limited at times.

One of the best features of this book is the first chapter, which is a discussion on how to talk with families. I think this is an appropriate place to begin a text on pediatric neurology. The other chapter that could be useful is chapter 3, "The Child With Special Needs." The discourse on diagnostic evaluation is good, but the last half of the chapter

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