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Tutorials in paediatric differential diagnosis, 2nd edition
  1. Gemma Louise Duffy

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Edited by David J Field, David Isaacs, John Stroobant. Published by Elsevier, 2005, pp 288, £29.99 (paperback). ISBN 0-443-07100-4

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As medical curricula nationally have moved towards a problem based approach, it is encouraging to find textbooks that mirror this way of learning. When a child presents in a paediatric assessment ward, they will complain of “vomiting” or “noisy breathing” not “problems with the gastrointestinal tract” or “problems with the respiratory system”. This book is divided into chapters with titles that describe the child sitting in front of you, “The floppy baby” and “The crying baby”. This simple labelling allows quick access …

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