Handbook of Pediatric Autopsy Pathology, 1stEdition, by Enid Gilbert-Barness and Diane E. Debich-Spicer, Hardback, acid-free Paper, 11.3” x 8” x 1.2” [Comes with a CD]
Springer, [imprint - Humana], 233 Spring Street, New York, NY 10013, USA ; Publication Date: 28 January 2005. xiv + 531 pages, ISBN-10: 158829224X, ISBN-13: 978-1588292247, E-ISBN 1-59259-673-8. Price $225.00.
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This time we received a very good book Handbook of Pediatric Autopsy Pathology (1st edition) authored by Enid Gilbert-Barness and Diane E. Debich-Spicer. We sent the book to four different reviewers from different parts of the world. The reviewers were: (i) Gyan Fernando- UK (Europe) (ii) Puneet Setia - India (Asia) (iii) Liz Lim - Scotland (UK) (iv) Tracey Suzanne Corey - USA (North America)
The reviewers were requested not only to send us detailed reviews, but also to rate this book on a scale of ten. The following rating scale was provided to the reviewers.
0: Waste of time
1: Of minimal interest
2: Of little interest
3: Of some interest
4: Slightly below average
6: Slightly above average
8: Very Good
10: Truly Outstanding
All reviewers rated the book above 8.
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