Harriet S.MeyerMD, Contributing EditorJonathan D.EldredgeMLS, PhD, Journal Review EditorRobertHoganMD, adviser for new media
edited by Jean D. Wilson, Daniel W. Foster, Henry M. Kronenberg, and P. Reed Larsen, 9th ed, 1819 pp, with illus, $150, ISBN 0-7216-6152-1, Philadelphia, Pa, WB Saunders Co, 1998.
The inscription read "with all my love to my wonderful husband! From your loving wife, December, 1964." The gift was a third edition of Williams Textbook of Endocrinology. I was a junior medical student at the time, and this seemed an extravagant purchase. However, my wife knew that I had my heart set on becoming an endocrinologist, and I had mentioned that this was the most important textbook in the field (there were far fewer competing textbooks in those days). I still recall the excitement of reading the third edition as a junior medical school student.
EndocrinologyWilliams Textbook of Endocrinology. JAMA. 1999;281(9):851. doi:10.1001/jama.281.9.851-JBK0303-4-1