Sex Roles (2008) 59:605–608 DOI 10.1007/s11199-008-9456-9 BOOK REVIEW The Health of Sexual Minorities: Public Health Perspectives on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Populations. Edited by Ilan Meyer and Mary Northridge, New York, Springer, 2007, 731 pp. $89.95 (hardcover) ISBN-13: 978-0-387-28871-6 Michael Gross & Stewart Landers Published online: 5 August 2008 Springer Science + Business Media, LLC 2008 Four volumes that address the health of lesbian, gay, Compilations of reviews by prominent researchers and bisexual, and transgendered (LGBT) persons (Meyer and thinkers in a field require an enormous investment of effort Northridge 2007; Makadon et al. 2007; Shankle and Mallon among the contributors but, especially, on the part of the 2006; Harcourt 2006) have been published in the last two editors to solicit authors, some of whom may require years. Among those, the present volume most closely considerable persuasion given the priority of primary resembles a conventional academic or scientific textbook. research output for academic advancement. The adminis- In a recognized area of scholarly endeavor textbooks play a trative and management demands also are formidable. facilitative role in training future practitioners and may These challenges are exemplified by another textbook to provide a convenient and reliable introductory presentation which the
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