Volume 13, Issue 3
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645


For the amount of talent that editors Gellis and Kagan have assembled between its covers, this guide to therapy is a good buy. A quick count indicates that almost 250 individuals have contributed to the text; most of them are recognized authorities in their subspecialty fields. The editorial selection of topics to be covered, as well as of the appropriate individual for each topic, is predictably excellent, since Dr. Gellis has for some years edited .

It is assumed by the authors that physicians using this guide have fundamental diagnostic matters well under control and are seeking primarily an expert's present thinking on treatment. Diagnostic discussions are therefore sharply limited. does not replace a standard pediatric text; rather, it expands the text's section on treatment into a large compendium of therapy. The book is “perishable” by its nature since treatment is continuously evolving.


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