This is a concise, colourfully illustrated and highly informative
textbook of paediatrics. Written primarily for medical students for
their course in clinical paediatrics (6-10 weeks in duration in the
UK and worldwide), the book has found a wider audience among
nurses, trainee paediatricians preparing for the MRCPCH, and
general practitioners preparing for the DCH. Throughout, there is
an emphasis on the core fundamentals of paediatrics practice
throughout the world, which has contributed to its success in
Europe, Asia, Australia and the Middle East. Why is the book so
appealing? There are three main reasons: the combined
systems/symptoms approach, which is particularly suited to the
study of children's illnesses; the amount of detail covered in a
very succinct style, making it appropriate for a wide range of
students; and, the appealing way in which it is written and
presented. The following quotes from student/trainee reviewers
explain these reasons even more clearly. The book combines a
traditional, systems-based approach with a symptoms-based approach,
which is particularly appropriate to paediatrics. To quote from one
student's review: 'Having topics such as 'acute abdominal pain',
headache' or 'the unconscious child' at the start of a separate
section within a chapter, with differentials, aetiologies, clinical
signs and investigations, is very useful in getting students to
constantly think of the way in which children would present to them
in a medical setting. This helps them to design a logical way of
thinking about specific presentations, as they are faced in their
clinical career'. As mentioned above, the book has found a wide
readership - from nurses and medical students to trainees in
paediatrics. To quote from one trainee's review: 'It is so
refreshing to come across a medical textbook that manages to convey
key points, provide additional detail at a more advanced level, and
make the acquisition of knowledge a pleasurable experience through
interesting and varied presentation...This book is remarkable in
that it manages to pitch itself at both an undergraduate level and
at that of a paediatric SHO coming up to membership exams
(especially clinical). Each time I have re-read it, I have taken in
more information than on the previous occasion'. The varied style
of the book and the use of many different types of illustrations
all contribute to its success. To quote from another review: 'The
way the book is presented is integral to its success. For
those...who tire easily reading textbooks, the bright and varied
layout is extremely important. There is a good balance of photos,
tables, flowcharts and text - and ...many people need variety in
order to be able to assimilate and retain information effectively'.
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