Doctors Reller, Sahn, and Schrier, as editors, have collaborated with 32 of their colleagues at the University of Colorado School of Medicine in preparing an introductory textbook for students beginning to learn clinical internal medicine.
Doctor Gordon Meikeljohn, former chairman of the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Colorado states in the foreword of the book, "Today's medical students are confronted by a bewildering mass of information derived from lengthy textbooks and the latest articles in scientific journals..... For this reason the editors have developed a format that is interesting, pragmatic and different from that of traditional textbooks."
It is my opinion that the authors have succeeded in accomplishing their objective in a readable manner.
Each of the 14 chapters of the book is divided into three sections: (1) major emergencies, (2) symptoms, signs, and specialized diagnostic techniques, and (3) common diseases and problems. The text is basic