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Respiratory Medicine: Recent Advances

BMJ 1994; 308 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.308.6920.68a (Published 01 January 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;308:68
  1. J Briton

    Ed Peter J Barnes; Butterworth-Heinemann, pounds sterling40, pp 282; ISBN 0-7506-0712-2

    Textbooks of “recent advances” inevitably occupy something of a no man's land between the definitive textbook and the specialist journal.Readers who want comprehensive coverage of a topic will tend to look first to a recent textbook; those who want to keep up with the very latest developments of a specialty will tend to do so from the journals.A textbook on recent advances needs to provide something more than these alternative sources by defining and describing what is …

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