Description: This text is a comprehensive approach to the unique health problems of males.
Purpose: The editors note that while numerous texts address women's health issues, very few books focus on comprehensive approaches to men's health. This text is written to provide a ready reference to the healthcare problems of men. This effort is important and timely, and the editors are to be congratulated.
Audience: Intended for students, house officers, and clinicians, this text will be appreciated by all members of the healthcare team who care for men. The British editors have done an excellent job of enlisting noted contributors from around the world.
Features: The editors effectively address a full range of men's healthcare problems, ranging from sexual issues to surgical, medical, and psychiatric issues, and finally to illness prevention and health maintenance. The text is well illustrated and makes for easy reading. Although most healthcare topics pertinent to men are covered, the limited nature of the text prevents contributors from discussing some issues such as coronary artery disease in the depth that some physicians will require.
Assessment: This is one of the best books in the field to address the unique aspects of men's healthcare. It is truly a comprehensive approach to disease management as well as health maintenance and prevention in the care of the male patient. It will be a welcome addition to the shelf of any physician who cares for males.