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OXFORD TEXTBOOK OF RHEUMATOLOGY. ED. 2, VOLS. 1 AND 2. Edited by P. J. Maddison, David A. Isenberg, Patricia Woo, and David N. Glass. New York, Oxford University Press, 1998. $375.00, 1788 pp.
Harvinder S. Luthra, M.D.
J Bone Joint Surg Am, 1999 Aug 01;81(8):1202-1202
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A four or five-year cycle between editions has become standard for textbooks, so this edition is timely. Many useful changes have been made since the first edition of this textbook was published in 1993. Rheumatology is a relatively young field with a small number of specialists, even though the frequency of rheumatic disorders is fairly high. Thus, a user-friendly textbook that covers the facts and presents the accepted standards of care can be very valuable to a wide audience, and this edition fills that role magnificently.
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