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Manual of Childhood Infections

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7028.452 (Published 17 February 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:452
  1. David Isaacs

    E Graham Davies, David A C Elliman, C Anthony Hart, Angus Nicoll, Peter T Rudd Saunders, pounds sterling17.95, pp 393 ISBN 0 7020 1832 5

    “The only book written by a committee that is beyond criticism is the King James Version of the Bible.” Thus Stan Plotkin in his introduction to the red book. The red book is for many of us the Bible of paediatric infectious diseases, produced as a Report of the Committee on Infectious Diseases for the American Academy of Pediatrics, and revised every two to three years. We may not agree with all the recommendations, but the scientific basis behind them is likely to …

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