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March 8, 2000

Critical CareIrwin and Rippe's Intensive Care Medicine, vols 1 & 2

Author Affiliations

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


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edited by Richard S. Irwin, Frank B. Cerra, and James M. Rippe, 4th ed, 2586 pp, with illus, $225, ISBN 0-7817-1425-7, Philadelphia, Pa, Lippincott Williams & Williams, 1999.

JAMA. 2000;283(10):1354-1355. doi:10.1001/jama.283.10.1354-JBK0308-4-1

Having had the opportunity to review the second edition of this well-known text, I was pleasantly surprised to find a number of improvements in the new edition. The third and fourth editions are both about 2500 pages yet are around the same size as the shorter (2000 pages) single-volume second edition. Readability has been improved with a slightly finer print and an increase in white space, which, although initially seeming too light, made reading much less fatiguing after 20 minutes of scrutiny.

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