Medicine And Books

Asthma

BMJ 1997; 315 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.315.7122.1631a (Published 13 December 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;315:1631
  1. John Rees, assistant clinical dean
  1. Sherman Education Centre, Guy's Hospital, London

    P J Barnes: Lippincott-Raven, £197.50, pp 2000 (2 volumes) ISBN 0 397 51682 7

    In most areas of the world where it has been recorded reliably the prevalence of asthma has been increasing. The rate of increase has been faster than the emergence of important therapeutic advances. Meanwhile, current treatment is adequate to control asthma in most patients, and guidelines have produced agreement on the ways that care is best delivered and the importance of communication and education. Basic research into the mechanisms of …

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