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Proposing to present the topic of adolescent medicine so as to stimulate the physician to seek fresh formulations for the problems of young patients, the author delivers a peculiarly wearisome volume. He is enthusiastic and conveys much genuine feeling for adolescents but his text consists of facts not usefully organized. Recommendations for treatment of various disorders are made without adequate discussion; at times these recommendations do not take into account recent advances (for example, his discussion of anorexia nervosa) and contain errors, as in the recommendations regarding barbituate withdrawal. The style is one of enthusiastic verbosity, and there are paragraphs
Adolescent Medicine. Principles and Practice.. Ann Intern Med. ;84:110. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-84-1-110_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1976;84(1):110.
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