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Edited by Messerli Franz H.. . 831 pages. W. B. Saunders Co., Philadelphia: , 1987.. $49.95.

Ann Intern Med. 1987;107(5):794. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-107-5-794_2
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Traditional medical textbooks, although comprehensive, often ignore topics encountered in office practice, and books on outpatient care often are limited to problems with ambulatory patients. In contrast, this book demonstrates how specialists from major private clinics in the United States care for patients. Accordingly, it contains information from both groups of texts.

Content is broad and focuses on management. More than 270 contributors from 14 clinics provide information on 232 topics. The chapters are brief, usually limited to a few pages, and organized along subspecialty lines. In addition, a general patient-care section reviews common problems such as cough, insomnia, and


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