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January 12, 1990

Medical and Hospital Negligence

JAMA. 1990;263(2):311. doi:10.1001/jama.1990.03440020157052

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This publication is a comprehensive treatise on Medical and Hospital Negligence. It is currently a four-volume, loose-leaf edition. The editors (Goldstein and Zaremski) are well-recognized and respected litigators. Goldstein specializes in plaintiff representation, while Zaremski's practice focuses on defendants. They have organized a complex and voluminous amount of material in a readable—but, more important, easily usable—format. In addition to themselves, there are 76 other contributors, a veritable Who's Who of medical-legal experts.

This work is an outstanding reference source and may be the best of its type presently available. It is a welcome addition to every complete health law library and, with its unusual scope, provides practical, useful, and detailed material for both plaintiff and defense counsel. Additionally, there are sections that will be helpful to physicians, administrators, and other nonattorneys in the health care field.

One of the more frequent drawbacks to this type of treatise is the failure