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Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics
By Richard Behrman, MD, Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, Stanford University School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine, Senior Vice President for Medical Affairs, The Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health, Palo Alto, CA; Robert M. Kliegman, MD, Professor and Chair, Department of Pediatrics, Medical College of Wisconsin, Pediatrician-in-Chief, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI; and Hal B. Jenson, MD, Professor, Department of Pediatrics and Microbiology, Chief, Pediatric Infectious Diseases, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX
Imprint: W.B. Saunders
Nelson Textbook of PediatricsPediatrics

The well-established Nelson family of textbooks has long been the reference of choice in pediatrics. Edition after edition, these unsurpassed texts have garnered a reputation for current and reliable coverage of the practitioner's daily concerns. Each book embraces the state of the art by offering the latest and best on all aspects of medical and surgical disorders in children.

167 expert contributors offer unique insights on quality care. It progresses from of childhood, normal growth and development to specific disease entities, providing a complete and convenient source of information and advice, Chapters examine important topics, including gender identity disorders, the impact of violence on children, daycare, and obstructive sleep apnea.

This state-of-the-art reference features the complete text and review book; a new color atlas of more than 1500 illustrations; and interactive educational activities. Find instant access to a wealth of information and images.

The convenient, take-along POCKET COMPANION condenses the broad scope of information covered in the parent text into a trim, manageable resource. It summarizes the key features of growth, development, common diseases, and disorders in pediatrics.

"The editors and contributors are to be commended... Give(es) thorough coverage to virtually every topic encountered in the field of pediatric and adolescent medicine...A very worthwhile purchase"
(Emergency and Office Pediatrics)

Book Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics, 18th Edition

Richard E. Behrman, MD, Executive Chair, Pediatric Education Steering Committee, Federation of Pediatric Organizations, Palo Alto, CA; Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, Stanford University and the University of California, San Francisco, CA; Robert M. Kliegman, MD, Professor and Chair, Department of Pediatrics, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI; and Hal B. Jenson, MD, Chair, Department of Pediatrics, Director, Center for Pediatric Research, and Senior Vice-President for Academic Affairs, Eastern Virginia Medical School and Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters, Norfolk, VA

Status Out of Print
Format Hardcover
Medium Paper
ISBN 9781416024507
Copyright Year 2007
Edition 18
Length 2672 Pages
Illustrations 750 Illustrations
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“Very comprehensive…Carries on the long tradition of excellence that has sustained it as a standard in its field for many years.” (Journal of the American Board of Family Practice, review of 15th Edition). “Highly recommended.” (JAMA, review of 16th Edition). The 17th Edition of this best-selling, classic text provides state-of-the-art coverage of all medical and surgical disorders in children. Readers will find complete, authoritative information on genetics, endocrinology, etiology, epidemiology, pathology, pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, diagnosis, prevention, treatment, and prognosis. Several new contributors have been added, and the text has been revised and updated, including substantial revisions to sections on allergic disorders, the upper and lower respiratory tracts, neoplastic diseases and tumors, diabetes mellitus in children, neuromuscular disorders, behavioral and psychologic disorders, and the ear. This classic text has been enhanced with redrawn artwork, additional tables and boxes to highlight key points, and an enhanced two-color design.


  • "Very comprehensive...Carries on the long tradition of excellence that has sustained it as a standard in its field for many years." -- Journal of the American Board of Family Practice, review of 15th Edition
  • "Nelson continues the tradition of excellence. It is highly recommended to all child health professionals and those in training." -- JAMA
New to this Edition
  • Includes completely revised sections on:
    • Allergic disorders
    • The upper respiratory tract
    • The lower respiratory tract
    • Neoplastic diseases and tumors
    • Diabetes mellitus in children
    • Neuromuscular disorders
    • Behavioral and psychological disorders
    • The ear
  • Features enhanced and redrawn artwork for enhanced clarity, additional boxes and tables that highlight key points, and an enhanced 2-color design.
  • Presents fresh perspectives from a wealth of new contributors.
  • Offers completely updated and streamlined content from cover to cover.
  • Enhanced electronic component with text updates, review questions, links, and more!

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