List Of Text Books for Pediatrics Residents

Residency in any subject in Medical filed is not a piece of cake. There is no limit of knowledge you need to acquire and the tougher thing is you need to acquire knowledge and skills side by side. A mastery in only one field can leave you defective.
As a resident in Pediatrics, called MD Pediatrics, MD in child and adolescent health according to various Institutions, you need a list of books to go through.

General Pediatrics-
Nelson Text Book Of Pediatrics is by far the bible of a pediatrician. It is the least you need to read thoroughly before you clear you finals. 19th Edition is the latest issue.

Essential Pediatrics by OP Ghai is an add on the above book. Its worth going through. Some topics like malnutrition and CVS are well discussed here.

Current Pediatric Diagnosis and Treatment

Harrient and Lane Hand book- from John Hopkins Hospital
Oxford Handbook of Pediatrics
Washington Manual

Practical or Bedside Books-
Meherban Singh
Piyush Gupta

Avery’s Disease of the Newborn
Cloherty- Manual of Neonatal care
Meherban singh

Infectious Disease and Immunization-

Red Book –27th edition of the American Academy of Pediatrics Report of the Committee on Infectious Diseases

Subspecialty Books

Pediatric Cardiology for Practitioners- M . K. Park

Pediatric Nephrology- RN shrivasta and Arvind Bagga

Nathan and Oski’s Hematology of Infancy and Childhood

Princples and Practice of Pediatric Oncology– Pizzo and Poplack

Child Neurology– Menke and Sarnat

Clinical Pediatric Neurology– Ronald and David

Development- Ellingworth

Pediatric Endocrinology– Sterling

Brooke’s Clinical Pediatric Endocrinology

Smith’s Recognizable patterns of Human Malformations

These books are result of intensive research and hardwork of the Authors.
More to Add to the list. You can recommend books missing in the list in the comment section.

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  1. There is a new Textbook of Pediatrics by Dr Piyush Gupta, Professor of Pediatrics released recently. It is a wonderful book, in fact better than OP Ghai for UG students. I recommend this concise, crisp, relevant, and updated text for all undergraduate students of medicine.

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