Rudolph's Fundamentals of Pediatrics: Third Edition

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McGraw-Hill Companies,Incorporated, Feb 14, 2002 - Medical - 932 pages

Written expressly for trainees in pediatrics, Rudolph’s Fundamentals of Pediatrics, 3rd edition provides a broad information base with a symptom-complex orientation. It presents a pathophysiologic basis for the approach to differential diagnosis and makes liberal use of algorithms and tables to summarize important information. Perfect for students in the pediatric clerkship, Rudolph’s Fundamentals is also relied upon by pediatric and family medicine residents, nurses, and anyone who needs quick, concise answers to a broad array of clinical pediatric questions.


  • Written expressly for medical students by leading educators in pediatrics
  • Discusses approaches to symptom presentations
  • Problem-oriented approach promotes a better understanding of clinical issues and differential diagnosis
  • Extensive algorithms, tables, and illustrations
  • Pathophysiology included to facilitate an understanding of the basis for selection of diagnostic studies and treatments
  • Six brand new chapters: "Adolescence," "Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics," "Rheumatic Diseases," "Cancer in Children," "The Nervous System," and "Ophthalmology"
  • All other chapters have been revised and updated

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About the author (2002)

Abraham M. Rudolph, MD,
Emeritus Professor of Pediatrics Emeritus and Senior Staff Member
Cardiovascular Research Institute
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, CA

Robert K. Kamei, MD,
Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Director, Residency Training Program
Department of Pediatrics
University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, CA

Kim J. Overby, MD,
Pediatric Medical Care Coordinator
Child Welfare Division
Elwyn, Inc.
Elwyn, PA

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