"Don't read it from the beginning to the end" wisely advise the authors in the introduction to this reference manual. As the title says, health workers, not physicians, are most aided by this inexpensive volume, which contains commonsense advice and helpful illustration. However, the reader may have difficulty wading through the clutter of several sizes and styles of typeface as well as the inconsistent illustration. The book's chief problem is its distracting layout.
This manual could be useful for primary care physicians, but it is geared for allied health personnel, especially those in training. The simplified explanations describe conditions and give advice in layman's terms and could not be used as the last word for physicians struggling with differential diagnoses. More detailed definitive works are available.
Personnel in primary care clinics and public schools, who deal regularly with children, may find this book helpful. Another interested audience would be parents