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March 3, 1999

Endocrinology: Williams Textbook of Endocrinology

Author Affiliations

Harriet S.MeyerMD, Contributing EditorJonathan D.EldredgeMLS, PhD, Journal Review EditorRobertHoganMD, adviser for new media


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JAMA. 1999;281(9):851. doi:10.1001/jama.281.9.851-JBK0303-4-1

The inscription read "with all my love to my wonderful husband! From your loving wife, December, 1964." The gift was a third edition of Williams Textbook of Endocrinology. I was a junior medical student at the time, and this seemed an extravagant purchase. However, my wife knew that I had my heart set on becoming an endocrinologist, and I had mentioned that this was the most important textbook in the field (there were far fewer competing textbooks in those days). I still recall the excitement of reading the third edition as a junior medical school student.