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In the last 10 years, consultation medicine has become an important area within the emerging discipline of academic general medicine. Much of the early material was descriptive and dealt with the role of the internist as consultant and his or her impact on the care of surgical patients. Soon thereafter, several textbooks appeared that defined the content and limits of consultation medicine, and identified a body of knowledge from which further inquiry could develop. One such book was Medical Management of the Surgical Patient, which now, 5 years later, appears in its second edition.
As in the first edition, most
Medical Management of the Surgical Patient. Ann Intern Med. 1988;109:86. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-109-1-86_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1988;109(1):86.
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