Hopkins Children's Library is a collection of the publications produced by Hopkins Children's Office of Communications and Public Affairs, peer-review journal articles written by our faculty, and books and chapters written by our faculty. One of the most famous publications we are associated with is the Harriet Lane Handbook.
Harriet Lane Handbook
Since its founding, the Harriet Lane service has served as the training ground for young pediatricians who have gone on to distinguished careers in pediatrics. So, too, the service has also turned out one of the world's most widely used pediatric texts—the Harriet Lane Handbook.
Edited, as tradition mandates, by the chief residents of the Harriet Lane service, the contents of later editions depart from their early forerunners, as the practice of pediatrics has changed dramatically over the years. But the mission—compiling all the information a busy house officer needs to have at his or her fingertips—remains true to the original conceived of by Harrison Spencer, M.D., and published in 1953 by Henry Seidel, M.D., and colleagues.
Please click on the links below to purchase the Harriet Lane Handbook in either print or electronic format.