The Fast Facts series by the UK publisher Health Press Limited concisely summarizes a given medical topic in a format that lends itself to rapid assimilation. The format for each chapter combines text, figures, photographs, and tables covering the standard aspects of the disease in question (ie, pathophysiology, epidemiology, diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and future trends) as they might be covered in a standard medical textbook. However, the text avoids the arcane or controversial material that is usually part of the standard textbook in favor of clear and concise explanations of essential, unambiguous medical knowledge. The photographs, and many of the figures, are in full color and are well-reproduced; the tables tend toward a telegraphic style allowing the reader to grasp important and useful points without fuss and bother. As in other books of the Fast Facts series, a table of contents appears on the front cover, with color-keyed tabs allowing the reader to easily steer to a desired chapter.