Fully revised, this is an updated new edition of a much-loved book which has built a reputation for pithy, entertaining good sense over the course of six editions. 'Children are different. Paediatrics ismuch more than medicine miniaturised.'
From reviews of the previous edition:
'All in all a very handy book for the student, the resident or other professionals working with children. I had a lot of fun reading it.'
'The book is full of wonderful illustrations, and funny and profound advice with quotations, like the words of Sir Dominic Corrigan (1853): "The trouble with many doctors is not that they do not knowenough but that they do not see enough", or the advice to teach thy tongue to say" "I do not know" (Rabbi Moses Maimonides or Rambam, 1135-1204). I have used this book for my final medical yearpaediatrics exams, the DCH and the MRCP and it has been a great help. It reminds us of the most important and basic things - history and examination, and of course a friendly demeanour.'
New to this Edition
- Updated throughout
- New section of 'questions of fives' questions
- Short glossary of Latin terms
- Short, manageable chapters
- Clinical examples of examination techniques
- Very helpful tips and topics section
- Clinical checklists
- Simply illustrated
By Denis Gill, MB, BSc, DCH, FRCPI FRCPCH, Professor of Paediatrics, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and The Children's University Hospital, Dublin, Ireland and Niall O'Brien, MB, DCH, FRCPI,Consultant Paediatrician, National Maternity Hospital and The Children's University Hospital, Dublin, Ireland
2. History taking
3. Approaching children
4. Examination at different ages
5. Systems examination
6. A measure of progress
7. Hydration and nutrition.
8. Developmental assessment
9. Examining excreta
10. Using your senses
11. Paediatric tips and topics
A question of fives (hints for self-testing)