Reviews and Notes: Cardiology: Textbook of Hypertension. Ann Intern Med. 1995;123:160. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-123-2-199507150-00028
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1995;123(2):160.
JD Swales; ed. 1320 pages. Boston: Blackwell Scientific; 1994. $195.00. ISBN 0-632-03527-7. Order phone 617-876-7000.
Textbooks on hypertension are too numerous to count; thus, this review was approached with some trepidation and cynicism. The questions asked were these: Does this book offer anything new? Are the layout, the illustrations, the approach, the writing style, or the index different, new, or exciting? As the editor so convincingly points out in his lucid and well organized introduction (at times both entertaining and informative), the knowledge base in hypertension is exploding before our eyes, and no single textbook can hope to capture all that needs to be known in this rapidly evolving field.
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