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The author faced the dilemma of covering geriatrics in a small space. In my view, he has been less successful than other authors in this series in setting priorities and deciding what to leave out. Almost 50% of the book is about cardiovascular disease. Most of the figures are electrocardiograms that are not optimally reproduced. The discussion of specific abnormalities is not sufficiently detailed to allow the primary care physician to make decisions confidently about patient management. The physician would either have to read more widely or make frequent consultations.
The chapter on fits, faints, and falls is well done
Problems in Geriatric Medicine.. Ann Intern Med. 1983;98:570. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-98-4-570_1
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