See what’s different and get a global look at children’s health

The mortality rate of children under age five has been cut in half since the start of the twenty-first century; however, many of the over 5.3 million annual deaths of children under five in 2018 were preventable. Environmental issues, lifestyle choices, the COVID-19 pandemic, and the reemergence of diseases are causing a ripple effect. The fourth edition of The Gale Encyclopedia of Children’s Health is a timely, comprehensive resource for students and other readers interested in the health of our next generation.

This brand-new edition offers reliable and understandable information about the causes, symptoms, treatments, and diseases facing the human population between the ages of birth through adolescence. Entries are thorough, easy to read, well organized, and enhanced with color photos and illustrations. Related entries and resource lists give readers suggestions for further research. Also, relevant organizations are listed to provide additional support.


Print ISBN: 9780028677064
eBook ISBN: 9780028677569
6 volumes/~4000 Pages
Original Copyright 2021 


See What’s Different:

  • Features content written by an advisory board consisting of subject matter experts.
  • Contains 865 total entries, approximately 25 new, including COVID-19, multisystem inflammatory syndrome (MIS-C), neonatal encephalopathy, pet therapy, vaping, and Zika virus disease.
  • Includes 400 full-color photos, illustrations, graphs, and maps.
  • Provides cross-references to help readers make connections between topics.
  • Offers sidebars that include questions to ask healthcare providers.
  • Features an appendix of key organizations.
  • Showcases growth charts and immunizations schedules.
  • Includes a general index of places, subjects, titles, and proper names mentioned within the text.
  • Comes with a glossary of terms (compiled of the entry-specific Key Terms lists).

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