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The world's most widely used comprehensive reference book of medicine has been updated 16 times since 1899. It took 5 years of work to bring out this 16th edition. The 12 physicians on the editorial board enlisted the aid of 29 distinguished consultants with outstanding qualifications to complete the volume. The manual has been expanded by 120 pages and includes 154 figures and 382 tables. New subjects include sports medicine, hospice medicine, human immunodeficiency virus infection in children, cardiopulmonary resuscitation in infants and children, genetic evaluation and counseling, anabolic steroid abuse, cultural issues in medicine, and cocaine withdrawal in newborns. A table of generic drugs with their trade names has been included and will be useful for the ophthalmologist as a reference. As in past editions, the contents are arranged by organ system on the basis of the origins of each disease. The pathologicand physiologic features of each disease are
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