Knowledgeable teachers with integrity serve as role models to help learners appreciate what can be achieved. Through the production of the second edition of Netter's Internal Medicine, many clinician scholars at the University of North Carolina collaborated to produce a remarkably impressive display of clinical erudition at a time when many others in academic medicine were busy responding to the pressure their institutions generated to help finance their local enterprises. This textbook stands as clear evidence that at one institution the standards for clinical knowledge are set high.
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