This is the big brother of “Paediatrics At A Glance” (it is written by the same people) and some of the summary diagrams are remarkably similar to its sibling…but unlike paediatrics at a glance, each topic is fully explored, both in terms of science-type knowledge stuff and more practical skills, such as urinalysis.
Unfortunately it’s unrealistic to condense paediatrics into a nice, short text because essentially it’s all of medicine and surgery but for little people. It will therefore come as no surprise that like the only other book in this class that’s worth the effort (namely “Illustrated Textbook Of Paediatrics”) this text is both big and expensive.
So which paediatrics book is the best? It’s a tough call and either “Paediatrics And Child Health” or “Illustrated Textbook Of Paediatrics” would happily see you through. Perhaps “Paediatrics And Child Health” just has the edge, given that it comes with a useful CD-ROM on examining the child patient and lots of practice questions. I’d recommend sitting down in one of the bookshops and having a browse to see which one of the two suits you best because different people will find different layouts useful.
Reviewed By: Ian Anderson (20.05.2006)
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