Medicine And Books

Best books on genitourinary medicine: a personal choice

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6978.541 (Published 25 February 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:541
  1. M R Fitzgerald

    Anyone exploring the sexually transmitted diseases section of one of Britain's few remaining medical bookshops will encounter a rampant overgrowth of publications on every aspect of HIV infection and AIDS but will be lucky to find more than a meagre selection of books about the rest of genitourinary medicine. Unfortunately, this reflects what is available. In particular, some of the better British reference and undergraduate books are currently out of print, so that my principal recommendations are all American. The differences between American and British practice are particularly apparent in the advice on management and the assumptions about microbiological support.

    Books for specialists

    *** Sexually Transmitted Diseases. 2nd edn. K K Holmes, P A Mardh, P F Sparling, P J Weisner. (pounds sterling89.50.) McGraw-Hill, 1989. ISBN 0 07 029677 4

    * Sexually Transmitted Diseases. G W Csonka, J W Oates. (pounds sterling62.) Balliere Tindall, 1990. ISBN 0 7020 1258 0

    * A Colour Atlas of Sexually Transmitted Diseases. A Wisdom. (pounds sterling24.50.) Wolfe, 1989. ISBN 0 7234 1592 7

    ** Work Roles and Responsibilities in Genitourinary Medicine Clinics. I Allen, D Hogg. (pounds sterling17.95.) Policy Studies Institute, 1993. ISBN 0 85374 570 6

    With 1200 pages one can expect Holmes et al …

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