Medicine And Books

Textbook of Hypertension

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: (Published 04 March 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:609
  1. R G Wilcox

    Ed J D Swales Blackwell Scientific, £129.50, pp 1328 ISBN 0 632 03527 7

    The second edition of Sir George Pickering's singole author treatise, High Blood Pressure, published in 1968, comprised 717 pages including approximately 1760 references. Such have been the pace and breadth of research in hypertension over the past 25 years that in this first edition of Textbook of Hypertension John Swales has enlisted the help of 84 international experts in hypertension to contribute over 1300 pages and 10000 references, many from 1994. In an age when it is increasingly difficult to keep abreast of advances in a single disease, let alone a whole specialty, this authoritative text will be welcomed by researchers and …

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