Harriet S.MeyerMD, Contributing EditorJonathan D.EldredgeMLS, PhD, Journal Review EditorRobertHoganMD, adviser for new media
edited by L. Randol Barker, John R. Burton, and Philip D. Zieve, 5th ed, 1631 pp, with illus, $109, ISBN 0-683-30352-X, Baltimore, Md, Williams & Wilkins, 1999.
For those of us mid-career types who witnessed the early days of the primary care movement, certain key memories remain strong. Among them are the struggle for academic respectability, the delineation of viable career tracks, the search for mentors and a community of colleagues, and the need for basic texts that could serve equally in the clinical setting and as references for formal teaching activities. Needed but nonexistent were texts written specifically for the unique domain in which patients seek the vast majority of their medical care—the ambulatory setting.
Ambulatory MedicinePrinciples of Ambulatory Medicine. JAMA. 1999;281(19):1851-1852. doi:10.1001/jama.281.19.1851