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Principles and Practice of Sleep Medicine
Clinical Physiology of Sleep

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Edited by Kryger Meir H., Roth Thomas, Dement William C.. . 739 pages. W.B. Saunders; , Philadelphia: , 1989.. $90.00.
Edited by Lydic Ralph, Biebuyck Julien F.. . 239 pages. American Physiological Society; , Bethesda, Maryland: , 1988.. $49.00.

Ann Intern Med. 1989;111(6):547. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-111-6-547_2
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To quote Eugene Robin, ". . . the sleeping patient is still a patient. His disease not only goes on while he sleeps, but indeed may progress in an entirely different fashion from its progression during the waking state." This is indeed true, and virtually any disease could worsen during sleep. Fortunately, there has been an explosion of information on sleep medicine over the last 15 years. Until now, however, no one text has tried to assimilate the information into a comprehensive book. The editors of Principles and Practice of Sleep Medicine have taken that step.

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