by Roger C. Bone and Robert L. Rosen, 1552 pp, $49.50, ISBN 0-89640-229-0, New York, NY, Igaku-Shoin, 1994.
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As the title implies, this comprehensive, multiauthored text provides an indepth outline review of the entire field of internal medicine, diagnostic and therapeutic. There are 141 chapters, many of which are subdivided, and over 150 expert authors. In addition to a table of contents and index, there is a thumb index to "permit swifter location of key medical data" in 14 general sections devoted to general internal medicine, allergy and immunology, cardiology, pulmonary medicine, critical care and emergency medicine, infectious diseases, digestive diseases, hematology, oncology, nephrology, rheumatology, endocrinology, neurology, and geriatric medicine.
The general sections are all well written and comprehensive in outline form, with numerous summation tables and, in some chapters, illustrative figures. The section on cardiology, for example, consists of 141 pages and 12 chapters devoted to the following topics: "Approach to the Patient With Cardiovascular Disease," "Diagnostic Methods," "Arrhythmias," "Congestive Heart Failure," "Valvular Heart Disease," "Coronary Artery
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