Harrisons Principles of Internal Medicine – this guidebook features more than 1000 review questions, along with complete answers
People who pursue careers in Internal Medicine are drawn to the specialty by a love of patients, mechanisms, discovery, education, and therapeutics. We love hearing the stories told to us by our patients, linking signs and symptoms to pathophysiology, solving the diagnostic dilemmas, and proposing strategies to prevent and treat illness. It is not surprising given these tendencies that internists prefer to continue their life-long learning through problem solving.
This book is offered as a companion to the remarkable 17th edition of Harrisons Principles of Internal Medicine. It is designed for the student of medicine to reinforce the knowledge contained in the parent book in an active, rather than passive, format. This book contains over 1000 questions, most centered on a patient presentation. Answering the questions requires understanding pathophysiology, epidemiology, differential diagnosis, clinical decision making, and therapeutics. We have tried to make the questions and the discussions timely and relevant to clinicians. All answer discussions are referenced to the relevant chapter(s) in the parent book and often contain useful figures or algorithms appropriate to the question. We recommend Harrisons Principles of Internal Medicine to students and clinicians looking for an active method of lifelong learning and as a resource for preparing for the Internal Medicine board examination.
We appreciate the confidence of the editors of Harrison’s,17th edition, to allow us to do Harrisons Principles of Internal Medicine. We thank our families and loved ones who had to watch us pore over page proofs to come up with original questions and answers. All of the authors are (or were) affiliated with Osler Medical Training Program at the The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. The dedicated physicians of the Osler Medical Service inspire us daily to constantly learn and improve. We thank them for their constant appreciation of high standards and their dedication to outstanding patient care. Many of the case presentations derive from actual patients we’ve cared for, and we thank the patients of Johns Hopkins Hospital for their nobility and their willingness to participate in our clinical and educational missions.