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Book and Media Reviews
November 3, 2010

Brocklehurst’s Textbook of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology

JAMA. 2010;304(17):1956-1957. doi:10.1001/jama.2010.1596

In 1985, I used the third edition of this text to study for my geriatrics board examinations. The first edition had been published 12 years earlier (when I was but a mere second-year medical student) and featured only 39 chapters and 44 authors—with most contributions coming from the United Kingdom. By 1985, the then-current edition, while larger—52 chapters and 60 authors—was still UK-centric, with 44 contributors from the United Kingdom and only 7 from the United States and 3 from Canada.

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