Comprehensive Respiratory MedicineBMJ 2000; 321 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.321.7272.1355 (Published 25 November 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:1355
- Gabriel Laszlo, consultant physician
- Bristol Royal Infirmary
Richard Albert, Stephen Spiro, James Jett
Mosby, £99.95, pp 800
ISBN 0 7234 3118 3
If you enjoy reading, then textbooks are companions, not to be discarded lightly. New editions may be unwelcome, like friends' new wives or husbands, though adaptation is easy when the second version is much better than the first. A new arrival is a different matter—usually a source of pleasure and readily assimilated if it has anything to offer. This is surprising: it is a truth universally acknowledged that the textbook is an antediluvian method of storing information that will be extinguished any day by hordes …
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