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August 22/29, 2001

Internal Medicine: Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine

Author Affiliations

Harriet S.MeyerMD, Contributing EditorDavid H.MorseMS, Journal Review EditorRobertHoganMD, adviser for new media


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JAMA. 2001;286(8):971-972. doi:10.1001/jama.286.8.971-JBK0822-2-1

On entering medical school in 1965, I bought Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine and used it to learn pathogenesis and clinical medicine. As a resident in internal medicine, I read and reread Harrison's so much that every page became familiar and in the process I prepared myself well for certification. Later Harrison's accompanied me on medical missions to Central America. Always, there has been a Harrison's close by—in the office, emergency department, clinic, hospital library, and at home—and I still return to Harrison's, out of habit, fondness, and yes, pleasure, for reminding and reassurance.