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The explosive growth of critical care medicine is an excellent example of the impact technology has had on health care. Questions regarding the economic wisdom of this trend abound and have done little to dampen enthusiasm for acquisition and application of this technology. Over the past decade there has been a growing interest in critical care as demonstrated by the initiation of certification examinations in several medical specialties. These trends provide a suitable challenge for anyone attempting to write a textbook in this area.
This second edition of a text first published in 1984 is multiauthored and edited. It is
Textbook of Critical Care. Ann Intern Med. 1989;110:580. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-110-7-580_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1989;110(7):580.
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