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Boomer babysitter for grandkids. I have the 1980 something nelson peds book. Is that still useful?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: No tUseful in 2015

It is not useful now as lot as changed in Pediatrics in 35 years

In brief: No tUseful in 2015

It is not useful now as lot as changed in Pediatrics in 35 years
Dr. Yash Khanna
Dr. Yash Khanna
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Dr. Natalie Hodge
many of the infectious diseases that were once a problem are less of an issue, in partucular! You will worry too much with this old Nelson's
Dr. Nayyara Dawood
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Pediatric Informatio

It is always better to use uodated information.
There are very good websites now a days for the latest authentic Patient information depending on the problem. Some information has not changed. But always double check with updated information before making any decisions. This is a general professional advice limited to USA patients based on information provided

In brief: Pediatric Informatio

It is always better to use uodated information.
There are very good websites now a days for the latest authentic Patient information depending on the problem. Some information has not changed. But always double check with updated information before making any decisions. This is a general professional advice limited to USA patients based on information provided
Dr. Nayyara Dawood
Dr. Nayyara Dawood
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In brief: Nelson is useful

Dr. Waldo E Nelson was the chief at St.
Christopher's hospital for children. The hospital was founded in1875. He used the patients found in Philadelphia to describe the diseases in the text book. His text book remains the gold standard and most diseases have not changed dramatically. The Internet has many useful but inaccurate information. The textbook can serve as an accurate resource.

In brief: Nelson is useful

Dr. Waldo E Nelson was the chief at St.
Christopher's hospital for children. The hospital was founded in1875. He used the patients found in Philadelphia to describe the diseases in the text book. His text book remains the gold standard and most diseases have not changed dramatically. The Internet has many useful but inaccurate information. The textbook can serve as an accurate resource.
Dr. Randy Stevens
Dr. Randy Stevens
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Dr. Natalie Hodge
Good for you! I find this awesome that you have such a great resource! The new vaccines since that time are Hib, pneumococcus, rotavirus, meningitis A, C, Y to name a few. The serious disease landscape has actually improved since this time!

In brief: Nelson Textbook

Useful for what? As the grandfather, you are not responsible for being a pediatrician.
You are responsible for keeping the grandchildren safe and fed. You are responsible for having the pediatrician's phone number. The book, by the way, has a lot of useful information about typical childhood illnesses, but most of the treatments are out of date.

In brief: Nelson Textbook

Useful for what? As the grandfather, you are not responsible for being a pediatrician.
You are responsible for keeping the grandchildren safe and fed. You are responsible for having the pediatrician's phone number. The book, by the way, has a lot of useful information about typical childhood illnesses, but most of the treatments are out of date.
Dr. Robert Golenbock
Dr. Robert Golenbock
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Dr. Zoey Goore
Pediatrics

In brief: Nelson's

From a general standpoint probably yes.
It has been updated quite a few times since then. The aap has a lot of good info on their website that may help. Here's the link: www.Healthychildren.Org.

In brief: Nelson's

From a general standpoint probably yes.
It has been updated quite a few times since then. The aap has a lot of good info on their website that may help. Here's the link: www.Healthychildren.Org.
Dr. Zoey Goore
Dr. Zoey Goore
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Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine

In brief: No

Nelson's pediatrics is highly technical and useless to you.
Use common sense and loving care-----all that is necessary!

In brief: No

Nelson's pediatrics is highly technical and useless to you.
Use common sense and loving care-----all that is necessary!
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
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