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Osteoporosis 1990.
Osteoporosis: Prevention, Management, Treatment

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Edited by Smith Roger. . 212 pages. Royal College of Physicians; , London: 1990.. $45.00.
By McIlwain Harris H., Bruce Devra Fulghum, Silverfield Joel C., Burnette Michael C.. . 150 pages. John Wiley & Sons, Inc; ., New York: , 1988.. $9.95.

Ann Intern Med. 1990;113(12):1003. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-113-12-1003_4
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Osteoporosis 1990 is a short monograph with 19 chapters based on presentations at a conference held in May 1989 at the Royal College of Physicians, London. They survey relevant bone physiology, estimation of osteoporosis, causes and risk factors, and possibilities for treatment. Osteoporosis appears at first glance to be a similar primer for physicians, but it speaks especially to women at risk and with an optimism about prevention and treatment that seems to exceed what is reasonable.




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