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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: David O. Staats, MD (University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center)
Description: This multiauthored monograph is a handbook for medical students in a question-and-answer format that highlights the major topics of geriatric medicine.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide medical students ready access to the facts of geriatric medicine in a compact format, highlighting the major clinical domains of geriatric medicine.
Audience: The audience for this book is mainly medical students and house officers.
Features: This compact inexpensive book is nicely illustrated and provides key references to the areas discussed. There is an excellent index that makes finding the relevant information easy. The question-and-answer format is the most distinguishing feature of the book.
Assessment: This book is written at an appropriate level for medical students and house officers. It provides a handy reference to the main facts of geriatric medicine. The detail and domains of discussion are thorough. The question-and-answer format makes it especially useful in the clinical setting where others may demonstrate how this information is used in the clinical setting. Libraries patronized by medical students will find this book of good use.