Textbook of Internal Medicine Principles and Their Application - Textbook of Internal Medicine Principles and Their Application contains predominantly black and white illustrations, with some color illustrations. This completely revised text has been reorganized to emphasize practicality and now includes features designed to provide fast, authoritative answers to the questions and problems faced by students and practitioners every day. Each section includes a series of Approach to Patients chapters focusing on evaluation and work up. Also included are complete descriptions of disease specific entities, with Indications for Referrals and Indications for Hospitalization highlighted for quick reference. New chapters in each section discuss diagnostic and therapeutic modalities. A Rapid Access Guide at the front of Textbook of Internal Medicine summarizes key facts pertaining to the most important disease entities or clinical problems.Note: A free disk packaged with the single volume edition contains 250 questions in an interactive format and keyed to the text. Product Reviews: The third edition of this textbook is truly a superb compilation of the current practice of internal medicine....The book is not only needed but will undoubtedly set a new standard for medical textbooks in the future....I would seriously urge all practicing physicians from student to master to consider this outstanding addition to any medical library. Doody's Health Sciences Book Review Journal The third edition of this textbook is truly a superb compilation of the current practice of internal medicine. The editors designed this volume to be a complete, comprehensive treatise on the contemporary practice of medicine. First published in 1985, this latest edition is designed to be the single best resource for the practicing clinician. The textbook incorporates the state of the art biological base for health and disease in clinical medicine. The editors sought to develop a current textbook that could meet the needs of an exploding knowledge base in a more rapidly paced clinical practice field. Textbook of Internal Medicine is not only needed but will undoubtedly set a new standard for medical textbooks in the future. The text is also available on CD ROM, which seems to be the trend of all major medical resources. Clearly written for practicing physicians, Textbook of Internal Medicine appeals to all levels of physicians from the neophyte to the most experienced, busy, and seasoned clinician. The breadth of the text is impressive: not only are all of the traditional areas of internal medicine covered, but an extremely broad range of related topics are covered as well, including adolescent medicine, medical otolaryngology, sports medicine, toxicology, and the epidemic of violence, just to mention a handful. The contributors list reads like a who's who of American medicine and represents academic faculty from throughout the United States and Canada. Textbook of Internal Medicine is appropriately illustrated and has excellent reproductions. The references are all current, uniformly from peer reviewed journals, and some are as recent 1996. The table of contents is supplemented by a brief list of the most common medical topics (calledRapid Access Topics) that is located inside the front and back cover. The index is also supplemented by the addition of bold type to identify major discussion points and specific identification of tables and figures. The photographs are all located in the front of the book. They are large, beautifully reproduced, and captioned with descriptions and explanatory text. Two outstanding features are the Rapid Access Guide and the detailed clinical evaluations. The Rapid Access Guide is a text within a text, and consists of a rapid resource for the busy practitioner to identify key facts for acute diagnosis and overall guidelines for treatment. This part of Textbook of Internal Medicine is easily distinguished by blue pages. The clinical evaluations are thorough (though not algorithmic) and identify the appropriate indications for hospitalization and referral. As articulated in the preface, the editors set out to attain a new standard for textbooks of internal medicine to serve all physicians and adapt to the rapid changes in the practice of internal medicine and meet the challenges of efficient health care delivery. They have clearly attained this goal and I would seriously urge all practicing physicians from student to master to consider this outstanding addition to any medical library. Kelley and his editors (DeVita, Hazzard, Humes, Watanabe) present a formidable challenge to the standard texts on internal medicine Harrison, Cecil, Weatherall. An encyclopedic work, they have been able to learn from the weaknesses of previous works, and have smoothly incorporated newer knowledge. Each subspecialty is treated in three parts: a general description of the pathophysiology and biochemical mechanisms of diseae presented in a concise and clinically relevant manner; a description of the disease entity in some detail; and the approach to the patient, assessment of technical areas related to the subspecialty, descriptions of clinical syndromes and differential diagnoses, and approaches to management. Where appropriate, flow diagrams are used to help demonstrate the decision processes involved. A heroic undertaking; a massive textbook, good (very thin) paper, and lucid typography. A two volume edition (not seen) is the obvious choice this is far to large a text for single volume. Kelley, William N., MD (Univ of Pennsylvania); DuPont, Herbert L., MD (Baylor Coll of Medicine); Glick, John H., MD (Univ of Pennsylvania); Harris, Edward D., Jr., MD (Stanford Univ); Hathaway, David R., MD (Bristol Myers Squibb Company); Hazzard, William R., MD (Wake Forest Univ)The contributors represent the specialties of infectious diseases, oncology, hematology, rheumatology, allergy, dermatology, cardiology, geriatrics, endocrinology, metabolism, genetics, pulmonary medicine, critical care, nephrology, neurology, and gastroenterology. Most are from universities, pharmaceutical companies, and national medical institutes in the U.S., Canada, Argentina, England, Taiwan, Switzerland, India, Pakistan, Mexico, and Ecuador. Institutions prominently represented include the Univ of Pennsylvania, Baylor, Stanford, Wake Forest, Univ of Washington, Univ of Michigan, Univ of Alabama, Univ of Tennessee, Harvard, Tufts, UCLA, Northwestern, Cornell, Yale, Indiana, Univ of Virgnia, George Washington Univ, Univ of Pittsburgh, Univ of British Columbia, Univ of West Ontario, Fundacion Centro de Estudios Infectologicos (Argentina), Queen's Medical Centre (U.K.), Tri Service General Hospital (Taiwan), University Hospital (Geneva), J. J. Hospital (Bombay), Aga Khan Univ (Pakistan), Univ of Guadalajara (Mexico), Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud (Ecuador), Bristol Meyers Squibb, SmithKline Beecham, Mayo Clinic, NIH, and CDC.