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Child Maltreatment: A Clinical Guide and Reference (Volume 1) and Child Maltreatment: A Comprehensive Photographic Reference Identifying Potential Child Abuse (Volume 2)

William G. Brooks, MD, MPH
Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 1996;150(10):1109. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1996.02170350111026.
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This 2-volume set represents the first comprehensive encyclopedic reference about child abuse. The information is presented in a well-organized and understandable format. Numerous charts, tables, and graphics are included for quick reference. The text is clearly written for in-depth review, and an extensive list of references is included at the end of each chapter.

The first volume includes chapters about identifying, interpreting, and reporting inflicted injuries. A chapter dealing with the radiological manifestations of child abuse includes corresponding radiographs. This volume contains chapters about the various types of inflicted injuries, including thoracoabdominal, ophthalmologic, and head injuries; burns; and physical findings in sexual abuse with accompanying color photographs of normal and abnormal findings. In addition, this volume contains chapters about Munchausen syndrome by proxy and a chapter about the important social and medicolegal aspects of child abuse. For the physician who infrequently becomes involved in the legal aspects of child abuse,

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