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An outstanding textbook should do more than summarize facts and should reflect the author's clinical experience. This collective work from internists at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and The Milton S. Hershey Medical Center does just that. By combining explicit practical management guidelines with well-organized reviews of various clinical problems, this text fills the void between the handbooks of therapeutics and the standard textbooks of medicine.
The first sections define and discuss the role of the medical consultant and suggest distinct guidelines. Every resident should read these chapters before their first consultation. The book's major focus is in
Medical Consultation: Role of the Internist on Surgical, Obstetric, and Psychiatric Services.. Ann Intern Med. ;102:728–729. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-102-5-728
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1985;102(5):728-729.
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