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Contemporary Internal Medicine

Clinical Case Studies

  • Juan Bowen
  • Ernest L. Mazzaferri

Part of the Contemporary Internal Medicine book series (COIM, volume 1)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Ernest L. Mazzaferri
    Pages 18-32
  3. Stanley P. Balcerzak
    Pages 45-58
  4. Eric R. Pacht
    Pages 59-69
  5. Mark D. Wewers
    Pages 70-81
  6. James M. Ryan
    Pages 82-94
  7. N. Paul Hudson
    Pages 95-103
  8. Joseph F. Plouffe
    Pages 104-115
  9. Juan Bowen
    Pages 116-127
  10. Jane M. Leiby, Earl N. Metz
    Pages 128-139
  11. William E. Maher
    Pages 148-158
  12. Mary E. Fontana
    Pages 159-175
  13. James H. Caldwell
    Pages 176-190
  14. Pierre L. Triozzi
    Pages 191-201
  15. Donald L. McNeil
    Pages 202-215
  16. Robert Kirkpatrick
    Pages 216-226
  17. Seth M. Kantor
    Pages 227-239
  18. Douglas B. Van Fossen
    Pages 240-258
  19. Jack M. George
    Pages 259-265
  20. Steven D. Nelson
    Pages 266-279
  21. Edward A. Copelan
    Pages 280-289
  22. Philip F. Binkley
    Pages 290-300
  23. Raymond D. Magorien
    Pages 301-312
  24. Back Matter
    Pages 313-319

About this book

Introduction

Read with two objectives: first, to acquaint yourself with the current knowledge of a subject and the steps by which it has been reached; and secondly, and more important, read to understand and analyze your cases. William Osler, The Student Life What follows is a collection of cases-or more aptly, the stories of our patients and friends who have been seen at The Ohio State University Hospitals where our faculty have provided their care and about whom this volume is written. Today many fear that our patients are being moved from center stage while we are being distracted by the technology of medicine. This volume was written with patients in mind. The idea is that the most intriguing questions and the most rewarding answers begin and end at the bedside. This is a story of our patients, told by expert clinicians and spiced with commentary along the way. This volume in no way at­ tempts to be comprehensive. Instead, it is like the practice of medicine, scattered, somewhat disjointed, while at the same time intensely personal and focused upon whatever problem the patient brings to us. The discussions are not so much about disease entities as they are about patients with problem". The two are uniquely dif­ ferent. For instance, when the physician suspects hepatitis, not every imaginable cause can be actively investigated. Instead, tests and procedures are discriminate­ ly chosen, a part of medicine that is still more art than science.

Keywords

Internal medicine care hospital medicine

Editors and affiliations

  • Juan Bowen
    • 1
  • Ernest L. Mazzaferri
    • 1
  1. 1.The Ohio State UniversityColumbusUSA

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