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Book and Media Reviews
July 12, 2006


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Book and Media Reviews Section Editor: Harriet S. Meyer, MD, Contributing Editor, JAMA.

JAMA. 2006;296(2):223-228. doi:10.1001/jama.296.2.225

Dr Lazar Greenfield, following in the footsteps of his predecessors (Christopher, Shackelford, Cope, Schwartz, Spencer, Sabiston, and others), leaves his name indelibly on the title of a classic textbook of surgery but passes the chief-editor baton to his colleagues, Drs Michael Mulholland and Keith Lillemoe. They have been with him since the book's inception and share the vision of this being the premier surgical text for present and future generations of medical students, residents, and practicing surgeons. I had the privilege of reviewing the second and third editions of Greenfield for JAMA1,2 and am certain that the editors and contributors had no idea that the fourth edition would not only maintain the currency and superb quality of the book's content but would establish an unprecedented standard for advanced technology in education and training.

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