This 274-page volume was conceived and written by myself and Dr. Una Martin, Senior Lecturer in Clinical Pharmacology, University of Birmingham. It is designed to present up-to-date, evidence-based information on all the major medical therapeutic problems in elderly people. The book is intended for use by all doctors who deal with elderly patients regularly both in hospital and at primary care level. The project has been supported entirely by John Wiley & Sons Ltd. and is currently being marketed for international distribution. The Italian version of the book was published in 2001 and continues to sell internationally.