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Cystic fibrosis, third edition
  1. Ian Pollock

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Edited by Margaret E Hodson, Andrew Bush and Duncan Geddes. Published by Hodder Arnold, London, 2007, pp 486, £99 (hardback). ISBN 10 0-340-90758-4

There have been major advances in our understanding of the pathology, genetics and evidence-based management of cystic fibrosis. Cystic fibrosis is also the title of an up-to-date text book, now published in its third edition under the editorship of three authorities on the disease from the Royal Brompton Hospital in London.

The book starts with a chapter that provides a succinct historical perspective which demonstrates the impressive observations and skills of a few clinicians at the beginning of the last century, and summarises the …

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