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Health and Disease Among Women: Biological and Environmental Influences

BMJ 2000; 320 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.320.7228.193/a (Published 15 January 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;320:193
  1. Lesley Morrison, general practitioner
  1. Hawick

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    Eds Roberta B Ness, Lewis H Kuller

    Oxford University Press, £45, pp 484

    ISBN: 019 5113969

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    The subject of the book is fascinating. Why are women afflicted by many diseases with greater severity and frequency than men? What are the biological and environmental reasons for these sex differences? Some parts of this book feed the reader's fascination, but, sadly, the greater part dampens it.

    The cover blurb states: “Thoroughly referenced and supported by extensive data, this book provides methodological insights that will guide research on women's health in the future,” which is probably true. It is certainly …

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