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January 2, 2006

New SickKids atlas for pediatrics health-care professionals

TORONTO - Students, physicians and other pediatric health-care practitioners looking for more information on how to diagnose and treat pediatric conditions now have a new resource to consult, The Hospital for Sick Children Atlas of Pediatrics. The recently published atlas provides a comprehensive overview of the important disorders affecting newborns, children and adolescents and includes contributions from more than 60 pediatric and surgical specialists at The Hospital for Sick Children.

“The in-depth information on pediatric conditions that The Hospital for Sick Children Atlas of Pediatrics provides will make the journey easier for physicians in arriving at a diagnosis and treatment plan for their patients,” said Dr. Ronald Laxer, editor-in-chief of the atlas and vice-president, Clinical and Academic Affairs at The Hospital for Sick Children. “The atlas is an important and valuable resource for all students and health-care professionals involved in the care of children.”

The 499-paged atlas combines more than 500 clinical photographs with easy to read charts and tables that depict differential diagnoses and provides approaches to diagnosis and management. A wide range of both common and unfamiliar conditions and disorders affecting children are included in the atlas, covering 26 clinical areas from genetics and neurology to rheumatology and child abuse.

The Hospital for Sick Children Atlas of Pediatrics is published by Current Medicine LLC and is available at bookstores, online booksellers or by calling 1-215-574-2266.

The Hospital for Sick Children, affiliated with the University of Toronto, is Canada’s most research-intensive hospital and the largest centre dedicated to improving children’s health in the country. Its mission is to provide the best in family-centred, compassionate care, to lead in scientific and clinical advancement, and to prepare the next generation of leaders in child health.

For more information, please contact:

Media Contact
Public Affairs
The Hospital for Sick Children
Phone: 416-813-6380
Fax: 416-813-5328