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At Hopkins and beyond, new pediatricians turn to 'The Lane' handbook
At Hopkins and beyond, new pediatricians turn to 'The Lane' handbook

In the early 1950s, six pediatric residents at Johns Hopkins Hospital sat down at a table and jotted down notes they thought would help as they began treating patients. They made copies and put them in loose-leaf notebooks. Every few years, other residents would add information about tests, results, diagnoses and drugs for children. Hopkins residents are still editing the Harriet Lane Handbook six decades later, but now the pearls of wisdom are professionally published and distributed so widely that they've been translated into more than a dozen languages. Dr. Branden Engorn, the chief resident at Hopkins in charge of the latest edition, said new doctors there still cling to copies....

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