The fourth edition of this distinguished book provides clinicians, researchers, and students alike an extremely useful volume on infectious diseases of children. The text has been revised, paragraph by paragraph, in an obvious attempt to present the most current available data, concepts, and references. It is written with great clarity, crispness, and readability. Although the organization of most chapters is similar, monotony is avoided by the style of presentation and wealth of detailed information. Each subject is treated comprehensively but succinctly, providing the reader a very up-to-date review of the common and perplexing infectious problems of infants and children. Appropriate emphasis is placed on descriptions of classic presenting clinical features of each disease, but there is also adequate consideration of atypical forms, complications, differential diagnosis, treatment, and prevention. Illustrations and tables throughout the book are well designed and easy to interpret.
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