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WAO Medical Book Review

Asthma: An Atlas of Investigation and Management
Author: S.L. Johnston
ISBN: 1 904392 18 0

Available from: Clinical Publishing
List Price: $99.95 USD

Mathew Varghese, MD
First Year Fellow in Allergy & Immunology
Dept. Internal Medicine
Division of Allergy and Immunology
University of South Florida College of Medicine

This is an informative review of the etiology, diagnosis, and treatment of asthma. Illustrations, charts, and diagrams help clarify the important pertinent points.

The objective is to present the topic of asthma in an easy-to-use format using pictorial representations along with text to maximize the readability and accessibility of the information.

The book is written for students, residents, and practitioners.

The best feature of this book is the highly illustrative way the information is presented. The many illustrations, charts, and tables help readers better understand the salient points the author makes in the text. The only shortcoming is that it is such a large book that it may be cumbersome to carry on rounds or in clinic as a quick information reference.

This book successfully accomplishes the task of helping readers better understand asthma. The book makes excellent use of charts and illustrations. The manner in which data is presented helps all the intended readers comprehend asthma better.