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January 5, 2000

InflammationInflammation: Basic Principles and Clinical Correlates

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Harriet S.MeyerMD, Contributing EditorJonathan D.EldredgeMLS, PhD, Journal Review EditorRobertHoganMD, adviser for new media


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Copyright 2000 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.2000American Medical Association


edited by John I. Gallin and Ralph Snyderman, 3rd ed, 1335 pp, with illus, $245, ISBN 0-397-51759-9, Philadelphia, Pa, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 1999.

JAMA. 2000;283(1):123-124. doi:10.1001/jama.283.1.123-JBK0500-4-1

Three kilograms on my bathroom scale for what Celsus (not Celsius, as on page 5; the latter an 18th-century Swedish astronomer) in the first century, summed up as "rubor, tumor, calor, and dolor"! The most remarkable aspect of that weight gain is that most of it took place in the second half of the 20th century, in fact, much of that since the second edition of this book. Indeed, the various chapters, graced with extensive references, in many cases numbering into the hundreds, contain little that preceded the last decade of the century. Geometric progression would be a humble term for the cataclysm of discovery in recent years. Thus, this invaluable volume is as up-to-date as a printed book can be and becomes a repository of current knowledge upon which the revelations at the next meeting or over the Internet can be superimposed.

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