Details about Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics 21th edition
The 21st edition of Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics continues its tradition of being an essential resource for general pediatric providers and pediatric subspecialists as they diagnose and treat infants, children, and adolescents throughout the world. The 21st edition has been thoroughly revised, updated, and edited to keep up with the huge advances in clinical care derived from basic, clinical, and population-based research.
The promise that translational medicine will improve the lives of children has become a daily reality for most but not all children. Knowledge of human development, behavior, and diseases from the molecular to sociologic levels has led to greater understanding of health and illness in children and substantial improvements in health quality for those who have access to health care. These exciting scientific advances also provide hope to effectively address prevention and treatment of new and emerging diseases threatening children and their families. The field of pediatrics encompasses advocacy for all children throughout the world and must address societal inequalities of important resources required for normal development, as well as protection from natural and man-made disasters. Unfortunately, many children throughout the world have not benefited from the significant advances in the prevention and treatment of health-related problems. For our increasing knowledge to benefit all children and youth, medical advances and good clinical practice must always be coupled with effective advocacy to overcome unconscious bias, lack of political will, and misplaced priorities.
This new edition of Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics attempts to provide the essential information that practitioners, house staff, medical students, and all other care providers involved in pediatric health care throughout the world need to understand to effectively address the enormous range of biologic, psychologic, and social problems that our children and youth face. In addition, pediatric subspecialists will benefit from the details of coexisting disorders often seen in their patients. Our goal is to be comprehensive yet concise and reader friendly, embracing both new advances in clinical science and the time-honored art of pediatric practice.