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Physical activity for patients: an exercise prescription
  1. D Gerrard

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    Edited by A Young, M Harries. London: Royal College of Physicians, 2001, £15.00, pp 159. softcover. ISBN 1860161286

    This informative book addresses an important contemporary issue. It focuses on the prescription of exercise, a concept stimulated by the 1996 announcement by the US Surgeon General, of the benefits of regular physical activity to the community at large. A geriatrician and a respiratory physician are joint clinical editors of this publication with its genesis in a conference held at the Royal College of Physicians in 2000. It attracted a group of clinicians, researchers, and healthcare providers to address …

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