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It is much simpler to buy books than to read them, and easier to read them than to absorb their contents.

William Osler, MD

1848–1919


Rudolph's Pediatrics 22nd Edition Self-Assessment and Board Review builds upon the 22nd edition of the textbook, Rudolph's Pediatrics. Although Rudolph's Pediatrics is already a key resource and reference, our goal was to create a companion book that would allow readers to more easily and quickly absorb the contents presented in Rudolph's Pediatrics.

As a result, this book contains over 1500 questions that place the content in Rudolph's Pediatrics in a clinical context. While the textbook presents a general overview of different pediatric topics, this Self-Assessment and Board Review book actively questions the reader about the clinical application of such material in terms of the epidemiology, pathophysiology, presenting symptoms, clinical decision making, therapeutics, and prognosis of different pediatric disorders. This book is designed for practicing pediatricians who need to quickly assess their knowledge of pediatrics, by topic. This book then gives the reader a quick reference to the pertinent sections in Rudolph's Pediatrics to reinforce the reader's knowledge about the topic.

We have been able to enlist an outstanding group of pediatric clinician educators who have provided a collection of challenging questions for each chapter. These questions highlight the key clinical issues from Rudolph's Pediatrics. In addition, the thirty topics presented in this book parallel the thirty topics and chapters in Rudolph's Pediatrics. This feature allows readers the opportunity to focus on any one specific topic, based on their own learning needs.

We are sure that you will find this review book both comprehensive and challenging. We hope you find this book indispensable as part of your preparation and review for the Pediatric Board examination.

Michael D. Cabana, MD, MPH
San Francisco, California

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