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AAP Celebrates 75th Anniversary of the Red Book

1/28/2013 For Release: January 28, 2013

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is pleased to announce that 2013 marks the 75th year since the inception of its widely used Red Book infectious disease reference.                                   

First published in 1938, the AAP Red Book rapidly became a standard-setting guide to the diagnosis, management, prevention and control of myriad pediatric conditions. Generations of infectious disease specialists, pediatricians, family practitioners and public health professionals have relied on it for expert recommendations from the AAP Committee on Infectious Diseases and hundreds of physician contributors. 

The Red Book continues to evolve, keeping pace with cutting-edge clinical advances and information delivery formats. Today’s Red Book family comprises both the traditional print edition and several electronic versions: 

  • The recently revised and updated Red Book: 2012 Report of the Committee on Infectious Diseases, 29th Edition, which specifies the latest findings and practice-focused guidelines spanning more than 200 pediatric diseases in book format
  • The complete new 29th Edition in downloadable, fully searchable AAP eBook format
  • Red BookOnline, providing Web-based access to the full 29th Edition text (English and Spanish), a unique library of some 2,500 color images, and continual updates and alerts on infectious diseases
  • New Red Book mobile app—available at no extra charge to Red Book  Online subscribers—delivering convenient offline access to Apple and Android device users

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 The American Academy of Pediatrics is an organization of 60,000 primary care pediatricians, pediatric medical subspecialists and pediatric surgical specialists dedicated to the health, safety and well-being of infants, children, adolescents and young adults. For more information, visit


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