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Brocklehurst's Textbook of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology, 7th Edition

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Popular with generations of practitioners, Brocklehurst's Textbook of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology has been the definitive reference of choice in the field of geriatric care. The new 7th Edition, by Howard M. Fillit, MD, Kenneth Rockwood, MD, and Kenneth Woodhouse, carries on this tradition with an increased clinical focus and updated coverage to help you meet the unique challenges posed by this growing patient population. Consistent discussions of clinical manifestations, diagnosis, prevention, treatment, and more make reference quick and easy, while over 255 illustrations compliment the text to help you find what you need on a given condition. Examples of the latest imaging studies depict the effects of aging on the brain, and new algorithms further streamline decision making. Expert Consult functionality-new to this edition-further enhances your reference power with convenient online access to the complete text and illustrations from the book.

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New to This Edition

    • Features the work of an expert author team, now led by Dr. Howard M. Fillit who provides an American perspective to complement the book’s traditional wealth of British expertise.
    • Includes an expanded use of algorithms to streamline decision making.
    • Presents more color images in the section on aging skin, offering a real-life perspective of conditions for enhanced diagnostic accuracy.
    • Includes examples of the latest imaging studies to help you detect and classify changes to the brain during aging.
    • Offers Grade A evidence-based references keyed to the relevant text.
    • Provides access to the complete text, fully searchable, along with all of the illustrations downloadable for your personal presentations, at

Key Features

    • Emphasizes the clinical relevance of the latest scientific findings to help you easily apply the material to everyday practice.
    • Features consistent discussions of clinical manifestations, diagnosis, prevention, treatment, and more that make reference quick and easy.
    • Includes over 255 illustrations-including algorithms, photographs, and tables-that compliment the text to help you find what you need on a given condition.
    • Provides summary boxes at the end of each chapter that highlight important points.

Published Reviews

    "This book scores highly on all fronts and succinctly covers all the bases. It is not just a textbook of general medicine in the elderly; it specifically looks at areas that uniquely affects the older patient. So step forwards this excellent book which certainly provides a superb insight into the practice of medicine in the elderly population. Although in its 7th edition, the book is moving with the times, it has three editors, one from the USA, UK and Canada and a wide range of contributors from both sides of the Atlantic."

    Dr Harry Brown February 2011


    "The most well-established geriatric medicine and gerontology textbook [is] now in it’s 7th edition.  The combination of a general gerontology introduction with geriatric medicine remains a successful formula, and the access to the online text is a valuable bonus."

    Desmond O’Neill, Oxford Journals April 2011


    Doody's Review Service

    Reviewer: David O. Staats, MD (University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center)

    ** Purpose**

    It provides a comprehensive look at aging, the diseases of old age, and the treatment of older persons, with the belief that each of these points of view informs and influences the others. The authors and editors have done a wonderful job in accomplishing these are extremely worthy objectives.


    The audience includes both gerontologists and geriatricians, as well as primary care physicians and specialist physicians. Trainees in all these areas will also benefit greatly from this book.


    This book is utterly amazing. It weds gerontology and geriatric medicine unlike any other single textbook. It provides a uniform look at geriatrics that integrates the U.S., Canadian, and U.K. perspectives. It identifies the true nature of geriatrics as the combination of knowing the nature of aging, the normative nature of illness in older persons, and the complexity both of multimorbidity and the simultaneous assessment of the older patient in the medical, psychological and social domains. This book shows the flowering of geriatric medicine into an elegant whole at the beginning of the 21st century.

    With the burgeoning growth of older persons throughout the world, the need for a book of this excellent caliber could not be greater. Every student of geriatrics and gerontology should delve deeply into this superlative work.

    Weighted Numerical Score: 91 - 4 Stars!

Author Information

    By Howard M. Fillit, MD, Executive Director, Institute for the Study of Aging; Clinical Professor, Departments of Geriatrics and Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine of the City University of New York, New York, NY; Kenneth Rockwood, Professor of Geriatric Medicine, Kathryn Allen Weldon Chair of Alzheimer Research, Centre for Health Care of the Elderly, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada and Kenneth Woodhouse, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Cardiff University, Cardiff, Wales, UK

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