This is the second edition of a successful textbook which puts emphasis on the study and kwledge of rmality in physical diagsis, in order to better appreciate, describe, diagse and treat the abrmal. Clearly written and generously illustrated, it describes in practical step-by-step, head-to-toe procedures, the diagstic examination of the newborn, child and adolescent. It provides a vel approach to the recognition and description of physical findings. This book is divided into 4 sections - Introduction to the Concept of Normality, Taking the History, Physical Examinations, and Specialised Examinations. It emphasises the importance of both subjective and objective observations, of distinguishing between the two, and of the use of exact measurements whenever possible.This book is comprehensive and easy to use, the text flows easily and understandably, unusual or key words are defined, rare diseases, unusual syndromes and name-dropping are avoided wherever possible. In short, this new edition of Pediatric Physical Diagsis is an enjoyable, invaluable reference for both the beginner and the experienced physician and for trainees specialising in pediatrics and neonatology.
DR BALU H ATHREYAClinical Director, Children's Seashore House, New Jersey, USAChief Pediatric Rheumatology Centre, Children's Hospital Philadelphia, USAAssociate Prof of Pediatrics, School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, USAPROF BASIL ZITELLI Chief Pitsburg Children's Hosptial, USA