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Imaging Picture Tests for the MRCPCH.
  1. A C Elias-Jones
  1. Consultant Paediatrician, Leicester General Hospital, and Examination Committee, Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, UK

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    By A P Winrow. (Pp 205; £19.95.) Churchill Livingstone, 2000. ISBN 0-443-06445-8.

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    This is a useful paediatric teaching book for candidates studying for the MRCPCH final examination. It may also be useful for candidates for the Diploma for Child Health. It contains a selection of 100 varied paediatric and neonatal cases of the types commonly seen in the examination. There is an easily accessible question and answer format on the following page with useful comments relevant to the condition being demonstrated. There are also useful examination tips applied to each case.

    The author admits that some of the images were obtained from copy film and as a result some of the images are perhaps not as clear as they might have been. However, the examination candidate with the help of the answers and comments should be able to follow the demonstrated abnormalities.

    The examination candidates will find this a useful additional text to assist their learning. It could also provide useful CPD for self assessment by already qualified paediatricians in addition.

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    • The reviewers have been asked to rate these books in terms of four items: readability, how up to date they are, accuracy and reliability, and value for money, using simple four point scales. From their opinions we have derived an overall “star” rating: * = poor, ** = reasonable, *** = good, **** = excellent.

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