Although there are dozens of books on various aspects of infectious diseases and medical microbiology, in my opinion, there has never been a publication that is both child oriented and sufficiently comprehensive to meet virtually all of the needs of the pediatrician. After 23 years of waiting, I do believe that my "pediatric infectious disease bible" is now in hand(s). It is not only comprehensive; it is readable, which is a rare combination in a book as ambitious in scope as this one.
The two-volume Textbook of Pediatric Infectious Diseases is composed of 44 chapters written by 124 worthy contibutors from 43 universities in eight countries. Drs Feigin and Cherry, well-respected pediatricians in this field, have chosen their authors with care. The work is divided into seven parts consisting of two large sections that deal with infections in specific organs (590 pages) and infections with specific organisms (633 pages). Four