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Title:
The big book of symptoms : A-Z guide to your child's health
Author:
Shelov, Steven P., editor.
Edition:
Second edition.
Publication Information:
Elk Grove Village, IL : American Academy of Pediatrics, 2014.
Physical Description:
xx, 260 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Summary:
Identifies the most common childhood symptoms and suggests possible causes and treatment options for each, and provides a brief discussion of first aid and safety.
General Note:
Includes index.

First edition published as: Guide to your child's symptoms. New York : Villard, c1997.
Language:
English
Contents:
Introduction -- How to use this book -- Directory of common childhood symptoms. Common symptoms in babies during the first few months of life ; Common symptoms in babies and children ; Common physical and mental health symptoms in teenagers -- Illustrated first aid manual and safety guide. Basics of first aid ; Guide to safety and prevention.
Added Corporate Author:
Added Uniform Title:
Guide to your child's symptoms.
ISBN:
9781581108408
Format :
Book

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Summary

From the most respected authority in pediatrics comes a must-have resource for all parents-- The Big Book of Symptoms: What Every Parent Needs to Know . From time to time every parent has to evaluate their child's symptoms and determine what action to take. This book is designed to help you distinguish minor everyday concerns with more serious conditions, and to suggest a reasonable course of action. Divided into 2 major sections--an A-Z directory of the most common childhood symptoms and an illustrated first aid manual and safety guide-- The Big Book of Symptoms also has an extensive index to help find information quickly. An essential text for every home library, The Big Book of Symptoms will help parents determine the best way to help their sick child.


Author Notes

Steven P. Shelov, MD, MS, FAAP is a professor of pediatrics at Stony Brook Medicine and associate dean of undergraduate medical education at the Winthrop University Hospital Regional Campus of Stony Brook. He received his medical doctorate from the Medical College of Wisconsin and his master's degree in administrative medicine from the Universiy of Wisconsin. Author of more than 100 original publications and 15 books.


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Library Journal Review

In this directory-style guide to common childhood illnesses and accidents, coeditors Shelov (pediatrics, Stony Brook Medicine; associate dean of undergraduate medical education, Winthrop Univ. Hosp., Stony Brook) and pediatrician Flais give parents some at-home advice for self-diagnosis and treatment and when to seek medical help. The book is arranged in an A-to-Z format within age group, which means that certain illnesses, such as diarrhea, will have two entries depending on the age of the child experiencing the symptom. Chapters for three age groups (early infancy, babies and children, and teenagers) are followed by two additional sections on first aid and safety and prevention. Illustrations, charts and graphs, and anatomical cross-sections lend additional insight into topics such as bee stings, jaundice, wandering eyes, and eating disorders. Verdict In July 2011, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) published My Child Is Sick: Expert Advice for Managing Common Illnesses and Injuries by Barton D. Schmitt, whose bulleted and numbered triage system was more helpful. While any AAP title is worthy of consideration for libraries, those owning Schmitt's can pass on this.-Julianne Smith, Ypsilanti Dist. Lib., MI (c) Copyright 2014. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.