Therapy in diabetes is rapidly advancing, and the practitioner is often left behind in his efforts to keep up with the latest advances. Thus, a new, comprehensive textbook of diabetology is always welcome, especially when it contains the wealth of information found in Davidson's book.
The volume is particularly strong in several areas. Most noteworthy are the numerous tables and exhibits, which make up large portions of many chapters. These serve as useful guides to the management of important therapeutic problems in diabetes and can easily serve as checklists for patient management. As such, students (medical, nursing, and dietetic) and residents will find them most helpful and efficient. Another valuable aspect of this book is its recognition that diabetes rarely occurs as an isolated finding. A major section covers concomitant problems such as hypertension, anesthesia, and family planning, while another welldone section considers the socioeconomic problems of diabetes. Most clinicians