Color Atlas of Geriatric Medicine. Asif, Kamal and Brockelhurst, J. C. New Jersey, Medical Economics Books, 1984, 176 pages, hardbound, $59.95.
For those working in clinical geriatrics, this is an excellent reference book. The interesting and clinical colorful illustrations of the most frequently seen disorders in the aged, makes it both an easy book to follow and a valuable adjunct to the geriatric library.
The book begins with an overview and summary of the geriatrics field including special features of old age, characteristics of the normal aging process, and the assessment of the geriatric patient.
The bulk of the text deals with the disorders of the geriatric patient divided into head, face and neck, brain, chest, abdomen, upper limbs, lower limbs, and the skin.
The book focuses mainly on diagnosis with descriptions to accompany the photos. For example, a photo of an aged individual with jaundice is accompanied by a list of conditions where jaundice may be seen in the elderly.
The authors are from Canada and England, respectively, and some of the definitions pertaining to types of healthcare provisions may vary for American readers.