Illustrated Textbook of Paediatrics: with STUDENTCONSULT Online Access Paperback – 21 Sep 2011
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Good for 3rd year level introductary but when it comes to finals need something more
Each chapter is relatively short and colour-coded, so finding information is really easy. For each system, the text is logically divided into an overview, clinical picture and management. The writing has a simple elegance, avoiding long-winded paragraphs and confusing review-style descriptions of pathophysiology. I was also particularly impressed by the management sections, which almost always mention the evidence-base in passing.
On occasion, and my only criticism, the text assumes a level of knowledge (mainly medical terminology) that may require a quick google or glance at other core surgical or medical textbooks to remember. In wifi-less scenarios, a glossary could solve this. However, as a core textbook for Paediatrics, this book achieves everything necessary and more. I particularly enjoyed the amount of colour and space on each page; relaxed rather than tense, it could be read like a story book – rather fitting for the specialty.
Disclosure - received gratis copy from Elsevier to review.
I am doing Paediatrics this coming year in medical school and thought I would check out this text to check out its usefulness. It is a comprehensive Paediatrics text which is very well illustrated and has liberal use of pictures and tables to aid explanations. Particularly, the use of summary boxes at the end of chapters is fantastic and is a very nice concise way of rounding out the key points of the chapter. The book is colourful and easy to read, and contains a useful history and examination chapter as well as various case histories throughout the book. There is good coverage both of the psychological/developmental aspects of Paediatrics as well as the more organic, with a particularly heavy emphasis on public health (which may be a good or bad thing depending on how a given medical school’s Paediatrics curriculum is structured). The appendices contain useful reference information, although the font of the growth charts are rather small and thus a bit difficult to read. Chapters include normal development, disorders in development, ‘caring for the sick child’ (which explores settings, approaches, and ethics of care), paediatric emergencies, perinatal medicine, neonatal medicine, adolescent medicine, as well as other chapters dedicated to disorders of different organ systems- this structure is reasonable for a textbook. I think every specialty textbook should have an ‘emergencies’ section and a ‘history and examination’ section and this one fills those criteria.Read more ›
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Disclosure – I was provided a copy of the book to review by the publisher.
This book is an excellent one, and I am clearly not the only medical student to feel this way... Read more
Awesome book! I read cover to cover as a medical student. It's quite thick, so start early. I would highly recommend it.
I had the opportunity to meet Clayden - lovely man!
Great Paeds book. I used this in medical school. I bought it again to revise for paeds exams for special training.Published 10 months ago by Dr R DOCRAT