The Harriet Lane Handbook. A Manual for Pediatric House Officers. Eighth Edition. Edited by Schuberth Kenneth C. Zitelli Basil J., pages. Year Book Medical Publishers, Inc., Chicago and London, 1978. Price, $7.50.

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One of the few proclaimed “pocketbooks” that could actually fit into a pocket. Section on diagnostic tests includes concise descriptions of general procedures ranging from bone marrow aspiration to chest tube placement in the neonate. Useful tables of data for developmental and phychological testing. Other sections provide a formulary; therapeutic data, including poisoning and burns; and reference data, with tables for growth, nutrition, and laboratory values.

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