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March 8, 2000

Critical CareOxford Textbook of Critical Care

Author Affiliations

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


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JAMA. 2000;283(10):1353-1354. doi:10.1001/jama.283.10.1353-JBK0308-3-1

The 1400 text pages of the Oxford Textbook of Critical Care represent the opinions of world experts in this relatively young specialty. As I began to examine it, I wondered why I had decided to add this huge tome to my library shelf. As a practicing intensivist for 20 years, I thought I had little new to gain from another textbook. But several hours of perusal convinced me that I did the right thing. My initial skepticism quickly gave way to fascination. In addition to the tight, readable style, subjects on which I had minimal knowledge are presented by experts with firsthand experience.

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