Harriet S.MeyerMD, Contributing EditorJonathan D.EldredgeMLS, PhD, Journal Review EditorRobertHoganMD, adviser for new media
edited by Martin J. Tobin, 1525 pp, with illus, $140, ISBN 0-07-065094-2, New York, NY, McGraw-Hill, 1998.
When I was a resident in internal medicine, I remember very clearly being taught by my mentor the salient and practical measurements and monitoring tools by which to manage patients on mechanical ventilation. After committing the data to memory and then reading the original manuscripts from which the advice had been generated, I soon realized that many of the discoveries had been provided by the work of Martin Tobin.
Dr Tobin is the editor of a new textbook entitled Principles and Practice of Intensive Care Monitoring. Many people in the critical care community feel that this is a book whose "time has come." Dr Tobin's earlier textbook,Principles and Practice of Mechanical Ventilation, already serves as an excellent reference for physicians who manage patients on mechanical ventilators.
Critical CarePrinciples and Practice of Intensive Care Monitoring. JAMA. 1999;282(15):1486-1487. doi:10.1001/jama.282.15.1486-JBK1020-3-1