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Mosby's atlas and text of pediatrics and child health
  1. S Lingam

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I enjoyed reviewing this book aimed at students and doctors in training, and I also learned from it. I must add that it is a good source of information for doctors who are preparing for examinations.

The book gives useful information, is highly illustrated and the format with text boxes and lists levels itself for easy reading and reference (revision for examinations).

The photographs are well placed with the text and with excellent explanations, which accompany the photographs, x rays, and scans. The quality of the photographs are superb too, thus the clinical phenotypes, which the authors want to illustrate are clearly visible. I found the book easy to read and understand.

I am sure that this book will prove very useful and will fill the gap in the market, as it will attract those adult learners who learn visually. It lends itself for scan reading for revision.

I teach examination preparation courses and I will bring this book to the attention of candidates sitting the DCH and MRCPCH exams. I would think that the GP tutors who come across this book would find it helpful in their teaching too. Many of the illustrations and slides will enhance anyone's teaching methods.

More books like this are needed in paediatrics and child health as the pictures and illustrations that the doctors see will enhance their learning (and retention) skills. With problem orientated teaching (and learning) that we now practise, this type of book and presentations would be a most welcome addition. The market is not saturated, and I hope it will never be.