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Many of the strengths and some of the weaknesses of family practice become evident in this monograph on obesity by a family physician in South Croydon, England. It is comprehensive in scope, crammed full of data, and well-referenced; yet, in some ways it remains superficial. The chapters on etiology and physiological aspects, for example, contain great quantities of data without much interpretation. The chapters on obesity in childhood, diabetes, and pregnancy are rather repetitious, perhaps superfluous. The appendixes of desirable body weights and caloric contents of all staple English foods are definite assets to the book.
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Obesity and Its Management.. Ann Intern Med. ;80:565. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-80-4-565_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1974;80(4):565.
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