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April 22, 1992

Current Medical Diagnosis and Treatment, 1992

JAMA. 1992;267(16):2254-2255. doi:10.1001/jama.1992.03480160114050

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This volume is the 31st update of a text that is "revised annually in January to incorporate current advances" in internal and geriatric medicine and the related fields of obstetrics and gynecology, dermatology, ophthalmology, otolaryngology, psychiatry, and neurology.

The editors and 45 authors (32 currently on the faculty of the University of California, San Francisco) have produced a remarkably lucid clinical text for any physician seeking a concise, authoritative statement of the state of the art. Where controversy exists and decision making is not clear-cut, the authors so state.

The format is noteworthy: a quick reference to commonly presenting problems on the inside front cover, an index that performs effectively, bibliography listings usually limited to three at the end of each topic, occasionally annotated, and tables that are simple, complementing rather than competing with the text.

Who might wish to use this volume? It provides terse answers for the busy