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Books, Journals, New Media
April 28, 2004


Author Affiliations

Books, Journals, New Media Section Editor: Harriet S. Meyer, MD, Contributing Editor, JAMA; David H. Morse, MS, University of Southern California, Norris Medical Library, Journal Review Editor.

JAMA. 2004;291(16):2024-2025. doi:10.1001/jama.291.16.2024

The editors of this text are highly qualified physicians, leaders in excellent training programs, and major contributors to the clinical literature in their areas of interest. The authors of the individual chapters include experienced specialists and teachers, many of whom are also contributors to the clinical literature. As is often the case in multiauthored texts such as this, the writing styles vary and can be uneven.

In the preface the editors state their intention to "fill the niche between the encyclopedic textbooks of hematology and of medical oncology and the broad textbooks of internal medicine by maintaining a clinical focus throughout." The text generally accomplishes the stated goal but, to this reader, not without some cost.

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