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Once several textbooks are established as "standard" in any field, a newcomer must do more than be comprehensive; the new text must be unique in approach or content to justify its expense. Despite the fact that emergency medicine is a young field, many excellent textbooks already exist. I reviewed this latest book with great skepticism but was pleasantly surprised.
A browse through the table of contents shows that this text includes all the traditional chapters, authored by nearly 400 well-known academic and practicing emergency medicine specialists. This comprehensive text also succeeds in being unique in approach and content. Topics such
The Clinical Practice of Emergency Medicine. Ann Intern Med. ;115:236. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-115-3-236_2
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