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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: David O. Staats, MD (University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center)
Description: This book is the current volume of a yearly series of annotated abstracts of the literature in gerontology and geriatrics.
Purpose: The purpose is to summarize current research and information in the field from about 100 journals surveyed.
Audience: The audience for this book is health care professionals, especially physicians and nurses.
Features: This book features many pertinent graphs and tables from the literature abstracts. This neat and compact book features a cumulative index that also refers to previous volumes in the series.
Assessment: This book, a collated annotated set of abstracts, is different than most references; it can be used in a variety of ways. For those with a background in the field, this work represents the editors' ideas of what is significant work. For those with less background, the cumulative topic index permits a starting point for finding current work in a given area of gerontology and geriatrics.