Harriet S.MeyerMD, Contributing EditorJonathan D.EldredgeMLS, PhD, Journal Review EditorRobertHoganMD, adviser for softwareHarriet S.MeyerMD, Contributing EditorJonathan D.EldredgeMLS, PhD, Journal Review EditorRobertHoganMD, adviser for new media
edited by Peter Rosen, 4th ed, 2930+ pp, with illus, $239, ISBN 0-8151-3774-5, St Louis, Mo, Mosby, 1998.
"Rosen's text" is what this hefty book—three volumes, 2930 pages, 21 pounds—is called in emergency circles. Lacking only the most recent developments that occurred while it was in production, it is the most complete written treatment of emergency medicine, the authoritative source in book form. It is not for quick consult on the run in the emergency department but, rather, is a solid reference text. Other excellent books exist to assist the busy emergency physician with a quick survey of the problem at hand. However, an emergency department library would not be complete without these three volumes on the shelf.
Emergency MedicineEmergency Medicine: Concepts and Clinical Practice, vols 1-3. JAMA. 1998;279(23):1921. doi:10.1001/jama.279.23.1921-JBK0617-5-1