By Tom Lissauer, MB, BChir, FRCPCH and Will Carroll, MD MRCP MRCPCH Bm BCh BA MA(Oxon)
Pub Date: 12 Apr 2017
Reviewed by: Joseph Hageman, MD (University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine)
This is the fifth edition of a practical, clinically relevant, easy-to-use, abundantly illustrated textbook of pediatrics from highly respected editors and authors from the U.K. This edition has been updated with new chapters about child protection and global health and includes access to an ebook version.
The purpose is to provide a learning resource on the care of children. The material is well presented in the print and ebook version. This book definitely meets its objectives.
The audience is pediatric provider medical trainees at every level, as is stated in the foreword and preface, but the book also would be a valuable resource for nurse practitioners, nursing students, and physician assistant students and providers. The authors and contributors are almost all from the U.K., but the foreword notes that it has been seen in medical libraries in many countries all over the world. The authors and contributors are highly respected experts.
This is a pretty comprehensive book that covers every major topic beginning with the child in society and includes all subspecialties. The best aspects of this book include the way it presents the material, such as the basic approach and principles, in a colorful and entertaining way which makes it fun…even for a pediatrician with over 35 years of clinical experience. The key points are clearly presented in each section of each chapter. The key concepts are summarized at the end of each section and the authors do an excellent job.
This is a very well illustrated, comprehensive textbook of pediatrics and an excellent learning and review resource for pediatric providers in training. This valuable learning and review resource for trainees at every level of education has been thoughtfully revised and updated. As Dr. Craft states in the foreword, it is not a surprise that this book has won many awards. I will definitely recommend it to the medical students I am teaching here in the United States as a practical learning tool.
Doody’s Review Service Weighted Numerical Score: 93-4 Stars!