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With the first edition, the editors set out to present the principles of evaluation, management, and longterm care of common clinical problems, and to provide guidelines for problems requiring hospitalization or referral. The text is directed to general physicians and internists caring for adult ambulatory patients. The second edition is 350 pages longer (1450 pages). Some previous chapters are expanded, and three new chapters on the doctorpatient relationship, ambulatory care for subacute infections, and medical advice for the international traveler are added. There are major revisions of the chapters on geriatrics and alcoholism, as well as significant changes and additions to several other chapters. The vast majority of the 78 contributors for the 102 chapters have faculty appointments at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (Baltimore) and hospital appointments at the Francis Scott Key Medical Center (Baltimore). As with any huge multiauthored reference test, the quality varies, but, in
Chillag SA. Principles of Ambulatory Medicine, ed 2. Arch Intern Med. 1987;147(12):2082-2084. doi:10.1001/archinte.1987.00370120018004