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The fourth edition of this excellent work confirms what many of us have known since the first edition appeared 14 years ago: It is an essential work. The preface to this edition states clearly what is and what is not included in the book, and the authors have been faithful to their own premises. The foreward to the first edition by Professor Donald is repeated, unchanged, and is worth the reader's time.
The three parts of the book lead the reader in a pleasant walk through the biomedical problems of the aquatic environment in superb British prose. The sections on
Underwater Medicine.. Ann Intern Med. ;87:259. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-87-2-259_1
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