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Crash Course: Paediatrics, 5th Edition

By Anna Rodgers and Jessica Salkind

ISBN: 9780702073694

Pub Date: 21 May 2019

Reviewed by: Joseph Hageman, MD (University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine)


This is the fifth edition of a pediatrics study companion for undergraduate medical students in U.K. programs, but it is a useful and practical review book for medical students in general. The website is an ebook version with additional features. The previous edition was published in 2015.


The purpose is to provide an updated practical study resource for undergraduates in medicine in the U.K. This book and website accomplish this objective.


The audience is undergraduate medical students in U.K. programs, according to the authors.


The book begins with the approach to the history and physical examination of the pediatric patient, followed by investigation or diagnostic evaluation principles. It then proceeds by systems. The hints and tips, features, and chapter summaries are excellent. It is also a colorful and enjoyable read.


This is a well-presented crash course in pediatrics for undergraduate medical students in the U.K. I found it easy to read and review, with the hints and tips, red flags, features, and chapter summaries being especially helpful. The ebook is easy to navigate and the hyperlinks provide ready access to additional references.

Doody’s Review Service Weighted Numerical Score: 96 – 4 Stars!

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