Great Ormond Street Handbook of Paediatrics Second Edition: 2nd Edition (Paperback) book cover

Great Ormond Street Handbook of Paediatrics Second Edition

2nd Edition

Edited by Stephan Strobel, Lewis Spitz, Stephen D. Marks

CRC Press

710 pages | 1550 Color Illus.

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pub: 2016-04-04
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The Great Ormond Street Handbook of Paediatrics draws on the extraordinary knowledge and expertise of clinicians at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust, the UK’s premier academic biomedical research centre in paediatrics. Since its foundation in 1852, it has been transformed into one of the great children’s hospitals of the world with an international reputation for work of the highest quality in the treatment of children with a wide range of serious conditions.

This new edition of a bestseller provides an all-encompassing coverage of a wide range of paediatric conditions. It provides the clinical presentation, incidence, diagnosis, aetiology/pathogenesis, complications, treatment, management and prognosis for most conditions. Providing a comprehensive approach, the editors are supported by contributions from specialists associated with the hospital, thus offering an unmatched range of expertise in a compact volume.

The book is also accompanied by more than 1000 illustrations, including clinical photos, imaging, charts, graphs and histology, where appropriate. They enhance the knowledge necessary to make informed and accurate diagnosis. Its easy-to-read format as well as its comprehensive nature makes it a useful resource for those who treat children.


Praise for the First Edition:

"It is beyond comparison with any other textbook available in the market. This is the best paediatric book I have seen in my 24-year paediatric career … A must read for any paediatric trainee or paediatrician anywhere in the world."

—BMA Medical Book Competition

"This book's cover will never have to be dusted off… [it is an] all encompassing coffer of paediatric knowledge."

Archives of Disease in Childhood

"Excellent… It is strongly suggested that not only you, but also your colleagues and students, always have it within reach."

Acta Paediatrica

"Ideal for quick reference… concise and understandable irrespective of the reader's previous level of experience."

The British Journal of Hospital Medicine

Table of Contents

Emergency Medicine

David Inwald and Mark Peters

Child Protection

Alice Armitage and Deborah Hodes

Infectious Diseases

Vas Novelli, Delane Shingadia, and Huda Al-Ansari

Respiratory Medicine

Colin Wallis, Helen Spencer, and Sam Sonnappa


Michael Burch and Sian Pincott


Veronica Kinsler and John Harper


Ken K. Nischal


Fenella Kirkham, Adnan Manzur, and Stephanie Robb


Susan Hill and Keith Lindley

Renal Diseases

Stephen D. Marks


Owen P. Smith and Ian Hann


Gill Levitt and Olga Slater


Mehul Dattani and Catherine Peters

Metabolic Disorders

Stephanie Grunewald, Alex Broomfield, and Callum Wilson


Jane Hurst and Richard Scott


Stephan Strobel and Alison Jones


Clarissa Pilkington, Kiran Nistala, Helen Lachman, and Paul Brogan

Neonatal and General Paediatric Surgery

Lewis Spitz and Joe Curry


Chris Jephson and C. Martin Bailey

Plastic Surgery

Loshan Kangesu, Jonathan A Britto, Neil Bulstrode, David Dunaway, Paul Morris, Branavan Sivakumar, Gill Smith, and Guy Thorburn

Orthopaedics and Fractures

Deborah M. Eastwood


Naima Smeulders and Pierre D. E. Mouriquand

Allergic Diseases

Adam Fox, George Du Toit and Stephan Strobel

About the Editors

Edited by

Stephan Strobel, MD, PhD, MRCP(Hon), FRCP, FRCPCH,emeritus professor of paediatrics and clinical immunology, University of Plymouth and honorary professor of Paediatrics and Clinical Immunology, University College London Institute of Child Health and Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust, UK

Lewis Spitz, MBChB, PhD, MD(Hon), FRCS(Edin), FRCS(Eng), FRCS(I Hon), FRCPCH(Hon), FAAP(Hon), FCS(SA Hon), FACS(Hon), emeritus Nuffield professor of paediatric surgery, University College London Institute of Child Health and Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust, UK

Stephen D. Marks, MD, MBChB, MSc, MRCP(UK), DCH, FRCPCH, consultant paediatric nephrologist, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust and University College London Institute of Child Health, London, UK

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Pediatrics