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Principles and practice of pediatric infectious diseases, 2nd edition
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    Edited by Sarah S Long, Latty K Pickering, Charles G Prober. Philadelphia: Harcourt Publishers Ltd, 2003, £140.00, pp 1558. ISBN 0 443 06567 5

    Twenty years ago the reviewer, then an SHO, was told that infectious diseases was a poor career choice as “vaccines and antibiotics have seen an end to all that”. Reading this book delightfully illustrates the folly of that career advice! The evolution of new pathogens, the emergence of microbial resistance, global travel increasing the risk of communicable diseases, many more immunocompromised children—not least because better cancer treatment and the advent of organ transplantation, has been accompanied by new diagnostic methods, new treatment …

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