Aimed at a sourthern African audience, this text offers appropriate content and presentation for all health professionals who work with children, and particularly those who do not have easy or immediate access to expert opinion. There is an emphasis on the presentation, diagnosis, and management of common clinical conditions in children. Full description and clear illustration of important practical procedures such as endotracheal intubation, peritoneal dialysis, and intraosseous infusion. The presentation and management of emergencies including burns, poisoning, abuse, traumatic stress, asthma, and shock. A comprehensive Pharmacopoeia (cross-referenced throughout the text), growth charts and normal values for quick reference.