Medicine And Books

Hypertension for the Clinician

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: (Published 04 November 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:1237
  1. R D S Watson, consultant cardiologist
  1. City Hospital NHS Trust, Birmingham

    J Ian S Robertson, Stephen G Ball W B Saunders, pounds sterling30, pp320 ISBN 0 7020 1812 0

    It is clearly in the publishers' interest to promote a textbook of hypertension to the widest possible readership, but the authors may have set themselves an overambitious task in aiming to “provide, in succinct form, severally for the primary care physician, the postgraduate student, and the hospital specialist.”

    One has to ask whether a book of 320 pages could reasonably cover the disparate problems encountered in general practice and hospital. The primary care team will ask numerous practical questions. At what age is …

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