Textbook of Pediatric Care

Textbook of Pediatric Care
2nd Ed.
2017 © American Academy of Pediatrics
Thomas K. McInerny, MD, FAAP
ISBN-13: 978-1-58110-966-5
eISBN-13: 978-1-61002-047-3


The landmark guide to pediatric medicine - updated and streamlined for today's clinicians and students

Highlighting the numerous advances and development's across the full span of pediatrics, the new second edition of the American Academy of Pediatrics Textbook of Pediatric Care provides a complete update of this premier clinical reference including signs and symptoms, behavioral health, care of healthy and high-risk infants, adolescent health, critical situations, practice management, ethical and legal concerns, and much more.

Essential clinical guidance: step-by-step recommendations on what to do, when and how to do it, when to admit, and when to refer.

New in the second edition:

  • • 75 new chapters (375 total chapters) for enhanced coverage of the full breadth of pediatric practice
  • • More than 600 full-color photos and illustrations
  • • New sections on health and care of special populations
  • • Enhanced focus on patient and family-centered medical home along with an expanded and fully integrated coverage of mental health topics

Doody's Reviews

Score: 92/100
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"This is a tremendous resource for providers caring for pediatric patients. It is what one would hope and expect from the American Academy of Pediatrics: a trusted, relevant, comprehensive, well-organized book that serves as an essential and invaluable resource for practicing providers. I highly recommend this second edition to anyone caring for children, and I think they will come to find it to be the cornerstone resource for pediatric care today."

-- Maria Alkureishi, MD (University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine)Doody's Review

"This is an excellent resource for clinicians involved in the care of children. The organization enables easy access to subjects and the chapter supplements and resources are particularly helpful in providing information important for the care of these patients in a clinical setting."

-- Jennifer Parkerson, MD (Ochsner Clinic Foundation) Doody's Review - previous edition


The targeted audience is practicing pediatricians, but the book is also extremely useful for family medicine and meds-peds physicians as well as midlevel providers such as nurse practitioners and physician assistants. Residents and fellows also would benefit from having this as a trusted and comprehensive resource and a solid foundation for their learning.

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