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    Steven E. Weinberger, MD, FACP, Named EVP & CEO of American College of Physicians

    Steven E. Weinberger, MD, Named EVP & CEO of American College of PhysiciansSteven E. Weinberger, MD, FACP has been appointed executive vice president and chief executive officer of the American College of Physicians (ACP). He assumed the position of EVP and CEO of the medical association on July 19, 2010. The selection was made after a national search and based on recommendations from a search committee appointed by the ACP Board of Regents.

    As EVP and CEO, Weinberger will be responsible for administration of the organization's activities in medical education and publishing, membership services, business development, and public policy. Weinberger will succeed John Tooker, MD, MBA, MACP, who announced his intention to step down as EVP and CEO in October 2009. Tooker will assume the position of Associate Executive Vice President for one year and will assist with the organization's leadership transition.

    A seasoned administrator and board-certified internist and pulmonologist, Weinberger has served as ACP's Deputy Executive Vice President since 2009 and as Senior Vice President for Medical Education and Publishing since 2004. Prior to ACP, Weinberger served as faculty associate dean for medical education and professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School. He also served as executive vice chair of the department of medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston and executive director of the Carl J. Shapiro Institution for Education and Research, an organization affiliated with both Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

    He is the recipient of numerous Harvard Medical School teaching awards. In 2001, he received the Robert J. Glaser Distinguished Teacher Award from Alpha Omega Alpha and the Association of American Medical Colleges, and in 2008 he received the Clinical Educator Award from the American Thoracic Society Clinical Problems Assembly.

    Weinberger has written numerous original and review articles as well as multiple chapters for the leading textbooks of internal medicine, including Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine and Cecil's Textbook of Medicine. He served on the editorial board of The New England Journal of Medicine from 1992 to 2000, and, prior to joining ACP, was Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine editor-in-chief for UpToDate.

    A graduate of Harvard Medical School, Weinberger completed residency training in internal medicine at the University of California-San Francisco Medical Center, followed by fellowship training in pulmonary medicine at the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute at the National Institutes of Health.

    Dr. Weinberger also plans to play an instrumental role in ACP international activities, as he noted in the following statement:

    "In assuming the position of Executive Vice President and CEO of ACP, one of the areas I'm most excited about is the opportunity to expand ACP's service and contributions to physicians outside the United States and its role and impact on the international level. I'm particularly interested in getting feedback from our international members about how we can help meet your needs - for clinical content, educational resources, professional development, and other areas. We also want to develop a strong sense of community among physicians of different nations, with opportunities for sharing ideas, challenges, questions, and answers to those questions. I'm very much looking forward to working with our international members in my new role at ACP, and I encourage you to contact me with your suggestions about ways that ACP can help you in your professional lives and with the care of your patients."

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    Internal Medicine: Global Perspectives
    William J. Hall, MD, MACP

    President, International Society of Internal Medicine

    William J. Hall, MD, MACPThe International Society of Internal Medicine (ISIM) was founded in 1948 in Basle, Switzerland. Its purpose is to promote scientific knowledge and unity in Internal Medicine, to further the education of young internists and to encourage friendship between physicians in all countries.

    Membership to ISIM is of two types: Society Membership, and Honorary Membership. Today, ISIM comprises the national societies of Internal Medicine of over 60 different countries throughout the world as Society Members.

    Former ACP President (2001-2002) William J. Hall, MD, MACP, currently serves as ISIM president. We spoke to the professor from Rochester, NY about the job, what he loves about it, and why he became an internist.

    What made you pursue medicine? Why did you want to become a physician?

    I suppose my first inklings about medicine occurred by knowing our general practice physician when I was growing up in rural Michigan. He was a kind, empathic individual, and I thought I would like to strive to be like him. As a teenager I was very much influenced by a series of doctor writers, such as Paul DeKruif and Sinclair Lewis. I never even considered an alternative career.

    What do you enjoy about being an internist?

    Like most internists I am constantly amazed and humbled by my patients. The opportunity to be a force for good in their lives never loses its fascination for me.

    It seems the role that the internist plays can differ from country to country, depending on a number of factors?economic, political, etc. In your opinion, what is an internist now in the U.S.? How has it changed (if so) since you began practicing? How do you see it changing in the future, or right now?

    The primary care internist is becoming an anachronism. Fortunately the College is supplying political leadership to recognize and value the key importance of the primary care internist as health care delivery is being restructured in this country. I think we will be successful, and the primary care internist will re-emerge as an essential component of health care reform.

    One of ISIM?s goals is to strengthen its position as the leader in integrating part of the global health sciences. Can you explain how you do this and why it is important?

    ISIM sees its role as a catalyst to bring all of the world?s internal medicine physicians together, to learn from each other and develop collegial relationships. We do this by working closely with national physician societies like ACP.

    What motivated you to take on the role of ISIM President?

    ISIM is an amazing international organization that very quietly is a force for good in encouraging the profession of Internal Medicine in its various expressions in over 40 countries world-wide. Our international conference every two years, as well as many smaller conferences, provides world-class educational opportunities for thousands of internists.

    What have you accomplished during your tenure that you are proud of? What would you like to accomplish that you haven?t already?

    My tenure is really just starting. There are still several countries and regions of the world that we would like to bring into the fold. This year I will be visiting China and Latin America to extend the reach of ISIM.

    What have you found to be the most rewarding part of leadership? The most challenging?

    The most rewarding component is surely the privilege of meeting so many internists literally around the globe and having the opportunity to learn from them. The biggest challenge for me is to gain cultural and political expertise so as to be a good representative of ISIM.

    You are a past ACP president. How does your current role compare to that role? Did your time as ACP president help prepare you at all for this role?

    The roles are very different. The ACP President represents the positions and policies of the College, while the President of ISIM is more of an international diplomat. Both are terrific responsibilities and I consider myself most fortunate to have had these opportunities.

    You?ve been awarded several teaching honors and commendations. What does teaching mean to you? What about it motivates you to do it so well, or is it something that comes to you naturally, so to say?

    I suppose I would want to be remembered as a competent clinical teacher of internal medicine. It is one of the highest professional privileges anyone can wish for. There is nothing innate about it. We learn from our patients, and only then do we have anything worthwhile to say to the next generation.

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    Selected Translations of ACP Clinical Guidelines Available

    Selected ACP Clinical Guidelines and Patient Summaries have been translated into Spanish:

    Please continue to watch for future translations.

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    Update Your Knowledge with MKSAP 15 Q & A

    A 36-year-old woman is evaluated in the emergency department after collapsing suddenly while waiting in line at a county fair on a hot summer day. The patient states she felt nauseated and became diaphoretic and lightheaded. She sat on the ground and then lost consciousness. According to her son, she was unconscious for less than a minute, exhibited some twitching movements when she first lost consciousness, but had no incontinence or symptoms of confusion upon awakening. She had no further symptoms upon regaining consciousness. She has a history of hypertension and hyperlipidemia. Current medications are lisinopril and lovastatin.

    On physical examination, temperature is normal, blood pressure is 142/80 mm Hg (supine) and 138/78 mm Hg (standing), pulse rate is 84/min (supine) and 92/min (standing), and respiration rate is 14/min. BMI is 35. Cardiac and neurologic examinations are normal. An electrocardiogram is normal.

    Which of the following is the most appropriate management option for this patient?

    A. Echocardiogram
    B. Electroencephalogram
    C. Exercise stress test
    C. Tilt-table testing
    E. No further testing

    Answer

    Answer: E, No further testing.

    Educational Objective: Manage vasovagal syncope.

    Critique: The patient?s history is consistent with vasovagal (neurocardiogenic) syncope based on the history of prolonged standing and prodromal symptoms of nausea, lightheadedness, and diaphoresis. These presyncopal warning symptoms are highly sensitive for the diagnosis of vasovagal syncope if lasting for more than 10 seconds. Brief myoclonic jerking after losing consciousness is not unusual with syncope, especially vasovagal syncope. In addition, the normal physical examination, electrocardiogram, and lack of orthostasis on vital sign assessment all point toward vasovagal syncope.

    Advanced cardiovascular diagnostic testing, such as an echocardiogram or exercise stress test, is not needed after a first episode of syncope when symptoms are characteristic for vasovagal syncope.

    In suspected vasovagal syncope, a tilt-table test can be useful, providing a diagnosis in up to 60% of patients when done with pharmacologic stimulation. This test is indicated in patients with recurrent syncope as well as those with one episode who are at high risk based upon their occupation. However, this test has poor sensitivity, specificity, and reproducibility, and it is not indicated in most patients with suspected vasovagal syncope.

    An electroencephalogram might be indicated to evaluate a first, unprovoked seizure, but despite this patient?s few myoclonic jerks, there is no evidence of seizure activity, such as tongue biting, incontinence, or postictal confusion.

    Key Point: Vasovagal syncope is typically associated with a prodrome of nausea, lightheadedness, and diaphoresis.

    Bibliography

    Huff JS, Decker WW, Quinn JV, et al; American College of Emergency Physicians. Clinical policy: critical issues in the evaluation and management of adult patients presenting to the emergency department with syncope. Ann Emerg Med. 2007;49(4):431-437. [PMID:17371707] - See PubMed

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    ACP Leaders On The Road:
    J. Fred Ralston, Jr., MD, FACP

    Kingston, Jamaica

    On the suggestion of the ACP International Office, I accepted an invitation to keynote the annual meeting of the Association of Consultant Physicians of Jamaica (ACPJ) in Kingston, Jamaica, held on September 12, 2010.

    I arrived Friday afternoon and learned how personal the level of my Jamaican hospitality would be when I was picked up at the airport by Dr. Amza Ali, President of the ACPJ, and taken to Grand Rounds at the University of the West Indies followed by a talk from a distinguished visiting lecturer. I met many of the Internal Medicine faculty there during a reception that followed.

    On Saturday, I attended a regular lunch group composed of physicians, business leaders, and the President of the Jamaican Senate. There was a robust discussion on a variety of topics and I learned a great deal about the Jamaican perspective on health care reform.

    I spoke on the History of Health Care Reform efforts in the US and the challenges ahead at the black tie banquet of the ACPJ that evening. This was a festive affair and the message was received well by the audience which included leading physicians, civic leaders, and a former Prime Minister and his wife who was quite interested in health care and in moving toward more a system focused on primary care. This was not an ACP meeting but I saw it as a sign of tremendous respect for the American College of Physicians when the Master and Fellows of the ACP were asked to stand and be recognized during the official program.

    On Sunday, I keynoted the ACPJ Annual Symposium with the following topics:

    • What the ACP has to offer internists and subspecialists of internal medicine.
    • The importance of prevention in caring for patients.
    • Role of medical societies in advocating for their patients and their profession.

    I ended by outlining what I was learning during my visit to Jamaica. I pointed out the remarkable similarities in the goals I heard outlined for Jamaica by the Chief Medical Officer of the Jamaican Ministry of Health and the goals that ACP has been focusing on. We are in agreement for the need for strong patient centered care based upon strong primary care, improved lifestyles and careful evidence based use of more expensive diagnostic tools and therapeutic modalities. I advised the Principal of the University of the West Indies to do everything in his power to make the electronic health record they are contemplating interoperable with all systems being considered by others in Jamaica. I also reminded him of the need for physicians in both the university and private practice to be involved in the selection of a system that meets a variety of needs. I pointed out ACP resources which may help in this selection process.

    On Monday, September 13, I made courtesy calls on Professor Owen Morgan, the only living ACP Master in the West Indies. He made recommendations that I will carry back to ACP on opportunities to strengthen the ACP in that area and also on ways that ACP can help the University of the West Indies.

    I also met with the Chair of Internal Medicine, Michael Lee, MD, FACP and other faculty members and learned a great deal about the needs of the University and potential areas where the ACP can help. Many faculty members pointed out that, traditionally, faculty there have been aligned with the Royal College of Physicians as a legacy of their time under British rule. They pointed out that these ties with Britain were less strong now and that many were seeing the need for closer ties with the ACP since many of the graduates and faculty have part of their training in the US and Canada. They also noted that their medical school graduates and residency graduates normally perform quite well in US and Canadian programs.

    They asked many questions about how ACP can help Jamaica and the University of the West Indies. I will share some of the broader ones below and with ACP leadership and staff.

    This leads me to ask the question of other international members reading this column ? how can ACP, with its many resources, including but not limited to education, professional recognition, electronic health records, and practice transformation, help members in your area of the world. Please feel free to contact the ACP International Office with your thoughts.

    ACPJ Meeting

    ACPJ President's Reception and Banquet at the Terra Nova Hotel, Kingston, Jamaica. From left: Prof. Errol Morrison, FACP, Honoree; Prof. Owen Morgan, MACP; Dr. Fred Ralston, FACP, President, ACP; Dr. Amza Ali, President, ACPJ; Dr. E. Orrin Barrow, Honoree; Dr. Edward Chung, FACP, Past President, ACPJ; Dr. Rosemarie Wright Pascoe, FACP, First Vice President, ACPJ; Dr. Milton Arthurs, FACP; Prof. Michael Lee, FACP, Head, Dept. of Medicine at UWI; Dr. Knox Hagley, FACP, Past President, ACPJ.

    ACPJ Meeting

    From left: Dr. Ralston, President, ACP; Dr. Amza Ali, President, ACPJ; The Honorable Edward Seaga, previous Prime Minister of Jamaica; Mrs. Edward Seaga, wife of Edward Seaga.





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    International Meetings Update

    Annual Meeting of the Internal Medicine Society of Santiago
    September 3-5, 2010

    The Annual Meeting of the Internal Medicine Society of Santiago was held in Santiago, Dominican Republic from September 3-5, 2010. Maximo Brito, MD, FACP was invited to be the ACP International Ambassador to the meeting by by Kenia Garcia, MD, Program Director of the International Medicine program at the Hospital Metropolitano de Santiago, where the meeting was held. Dr. Brito gave both a scientific presentation and an ACP presentation at the meeting. Dr. Brito attended the meeting accompanied by Virginia L. Hood, MD, FACP, President-elect, ACP, who gave two clinical presentations. Both Dr. Brito and Dr. Hood had the opportunity to do rounds in a local hospital during their visit.

    The meeting was attended by around 300 internists and residents.

    Annual Symposium of the Association of Consulting Physicians of Jamaica
    September 12, 2010

    The 2010 Symposium of the Association of Consulting Physicians of Jamaica (ACPJ) was held on September 12, 2010 in Kingston, Jamaica. J. Fred Ralston, Jr., MD, FACP, President, ACP, was invited to attend the meeting as the ACP International Ambassador by Rosemarie Wright-Pascoe, MD, FACP, First Vice President, ACPJ.

    Dr. Ralston delivered the Wilbert Jeffrey Smith-Wilson Memorial Lecture and spoke on a variety of topics during the meeting, as well as participated in grand rounds. For a more detailed perspective of Dr. Ralston's trip, please see his column in this month's ACP Leaders on the Road.

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    Future World Wide Internal Medicine Meetings

    The current list of Future World Wide Internal Medicine Meetings is available here. Upcoming meetings this October will be taking place in Belize, Brazil, Canada, and Peru.

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    New International Fellows

    ACP is pleased to announce the following newly elected International Fellows, who were recommended by the Credentials Committee and approved for election by the Board of Regents as of September 1, 2010. They are listed by current location and may have been credentialed through a different Chapter.

    Bangladesh

    • Abdullah A. Mamun, MD, FACP - Dhaka

    Brazil

    • Helio Penna Guimaraes, MD, FACP - Sao Paulo

    Canada

    • Wassim Saad, MD, FACP - Lakeshore, ON
    • Michelle Swekla, MD, FACP - Mississauga

    Chile

    • Claudio Canals, MD, FACP - Vitacura
    • Luis M. Noriega, MD, FACP - Santiago
    • Francis Pallison Etcharren, MD, FACP - Santiago

    Colombia

    • D. Molina de Salazar, MD, FACP - Manizales

    Georgia

    • Archil Undilashvili, MD, FACP - Mtskheta

    India

    • Amal Kumar Banerjee, MD, FACP - West Bengal
    • V. G. Nadgouda, MD, FACP - Karnataka

    Indonesia

    • Chairul R. Nasution, MD, FACP - Depok

    Japan

    • Tadashi Yokohama Kuji, MD, FACP - Kanagawa

    Nigeria

    • Ojji Dike Bevis, MBBS, FACP - Abuja
    • Clement O. Odigwe, MBBCh, FACP - Calabar
    • Basil Nwaneri Okeahialam, MD, FACP - Jos

    Saudi Arabia

    • Ahmed M. Hakawi, MBBS, FACP - Riyadh
    • Ashik Hayat, MD, FACP - Riyadh

    Sri Lanka

    • A. K. M. Munasinghe A., MBBS, FACP - Matara Matara
    • Senaka Rajapakse, MD, FACP - Mississauga

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    New International Members

    Welcome New Members!

    Welcome and congratulations to the following new ACP Members who were elected from July 1-August 31, 2010.

    Argentina

    • Gonzalo J. Barrientos, MD - Buenos Aires

    Australia

    • Graham Beacom, MBBS - Balgowlah, NSW
    • Sean Thomas George, MD - Kalgoorlie, WA
    • Atiqullah Kamali, MBBS - Mindarie

    Belize

    • Pedro R. Arriaga, MD - Belize City

    Botswana

    • Matthew Dacso, MD - Gaborone

    Brazil

    • Marco A S Cordeiro, MD, PhD - Anapolis / Goias

    Canada

    • Agiela M. Abdulla, MD - Winnipeg
    • Turki A. Al Ameel, MBBS - London
    • Darar A. Al Khdair, MBChB - Toronto
    • Nawal S. Al Nahdi, MBBch - Vancouver
    • Rashed M. Alfagih, MBBS - Vancouver
    • Manaf M. Alqahtani, MD - Etobicoke
    • Riyadh N. Alsehli, MBBS - Edmonton
    • Jenny Basran, MD - Saskatoon
    • Aleem M. Bharwani, MD - Calgary
    • Sirisha Bheemaneni, MD - Saint John
    • Karen A. Burch, MD - Kentville
    • Simona C. Burs, MD - Calgary
    • Emily Kayee Ching, MD - Oakville
    • Alison J. Croome, MD - Nanaimo
    • Vijay J. Daniels, MD - Edmonton
    • Sameer Elsayed, MD - London
    • Ian L. Epstein, MD - Halifax
    • T. Lee-Ann Hawkins, MD - Calgary
    • Adam E. Hofmann, MD, CM - Montreal
    • Nabeel H. Ismaeil, MD - Ottawa
    • Raymond W. Jang, MD - Toronto
    • Alexander A. Leung, MD - Calgary
    • Wai Ming Leung, MD - Leamington
    • Joy J. Liao, MD - Vancouver
    • Syed Faraz Masood, MD - Etobicoke
    • Sabeena Misra, MBBS - Windsor
    • Bayan Missaghi, MD - St John's
    • Marko Mrkobrada, MD - London
    • Lee S. Roth, MD - London
    • Seerat Sandhu, MBBS - Brampton
    • Simon E. Shanfield, MD - Lasalle
    • Dan L. Slabu, MD - Saskatoon
    • Anca Tapardel, MD - Edmonton
    • Harvey H. Wong, MD - Toronto
    • Daniel C. Woo, MD, FRCPC - Kentville
    • Teraiza Soltan Saad Yassa, MD - Scarborough

    Chile

    • Eduardo F. Abbott, MD - Santiago
    • Ursula Fiedler, MD - Santiago
    • Raimundo Gazitua, MD - Santiago
    • Armando J Maldonado, MD - Santiago

    Dominican Republic

    • Claudia Arias, MD - Santo Domingo
    • Celia Rodriguez, MD - Santiago

    Guatemala

    • Edgar Avalos Herrera, MD - Guatemala

    India

    • Dheeraj Gupta, MBBS - Chandigarh

    Indonesia

    • James J. Edenton, MD - Makassar
    • Erni Juwita Nelwan, MD - Jakarta

    Italy

    • Luigi Ricciardiello, MD - Bologna

    Japan

    • Sung Kwan Bae, MD - Omura, Nagasaki
    • Takamasa Ichijo, MD - Tokyo
    • Naohiko Imai, MD - Shibuya
    • Nobuaki Mori, MD - Tokyo
    • Eishu Nango, MD - Tokyo
    • Takeki Suzuki, MD - Tokyo
    • Katsunori Suzuki, MD - Kitakyushu Fukuoka

    Mexico

    • Cesar A. Aguilar, MD - Narayit
    • Sergio Barrera Hernandez, MD - Guerrero
    • Dora Covarrubias, MD - Mexico DF
    • Alexis Hernandez, MD - Baja California
    • Aurora R. Orzechowski, MD - Mexico DF
    • Salvador Pena Virgen, MD - Narayit
    • Arturo Salas Gonzalez, MD - Veracruz
    • Enrique Sosa Campos, MD - Mexico DF
    • Rodrigo Suarez Otero, MD - Toluca
    • Sergio Villegas Belmon, MD - Guadalajara

    New Zealand

    • Christopher A. Kenedi, MD - Auckland

    Saudi Arabia

    • Arwa N. Abdelhameed, MBBS - Jeddah
    • Mohammed M. Bakkar, MBBS - Riyadh

    South Africa

    • Alisha N. Wade, MBBS - Johannesburg

    Switzerland

    • Paul M. Haselbach, MD - St Gallen

    United Arab Emirates

    • Mohammed S. Al Houqani, MBBS - Al-Ain
    • Fatma N Al-Maskari, MBChB - Al-Ain


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    Highlights from ACP Internist and
    ACP Hospitalist

    ACP Internist (formerly ACP Observer) September 2010

    • History is key after childhood disease
      A generation ago, most children with severe disabilities died before reaching adulthood. Now, more than 90% survive. From cancer or congenital heart disease to cystic fibrosis and Down syndrome, pediatric survivors need internists who can coordinate chronic care.
    • Should doctors worry about online ratings?
      Consumers have free rein to anonymously post negative comments online about their physicians. Some are fighting back, while others learn how to turn potentially negative postings into a positive promotional tool for their practices.
    • Cuba is just across the water, but medically, a different world
      ACP Member Paul Drain explored Cuba?s medical system and finds primary care broken down much differently than in the U.S., with more access resulting in less of a need for inpatient care. But the politics of re-establishing relations with the country are no less tenuous today than they?ve previously been.

    ACP Hospitalist August 2010


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      College Corner

      ACP International Newsletter to be Renamed "ACP International"

      Congratulations to Maher A. Roman, MD, FACP, for submitting the winning title of the "Name the ACP International Newsletter" contest. The winning title was chosen by the ACP International Council during their September 25, 2010 meeting. Dr. Roman will receive a $25 ACP Gift Certificate for his winning entry. Readers will see the new newsletter name implemented beginning with the January 2011 edition.

      International Newsletter Survey

      The ACP International Office would like to thank those of you who completed the International Newsletter Survey that was sent out this past August. We are looking forward to enhancing the newsletter in the coming months based on your feedback.

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      Books of Interest to International Members

      For a complete list of ACP Press titles, go to www.acponline.org/acppress

      Educational Resources

      The International Medical Graduate?s Guide to US Medicine and Residency Training

      Patrick C. Alguire, MD, FACP; Gerald P. Whelan, MD, FACEP; and Vijay Rajput, MD, FACPA

      This practical guide features information and guidance on the application process, U.S. residency training, certification, and beyond. Written in cooperation with the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates and ACP.

      $49.95 (ACP Members $39.95) | 228 pp., 2009, softcover | Product #330371400 | ISBN: 978-1-934465-08-0


      Teaching in the Hospital

      Jeff Wiese, MD, FACP

      311 pp., 2010, softcover | Product #330391050 | ISBN: 978-1-934465-44-8

      Medical Humanities

      Landmark Papers in Internal Medicine: The First 80 Years of Annals of Internal Medicine

      Harold C. Sox, MD, MACP, and Edward J. Huth, MD, MACP

      A unique collection of reprinted landmark papers published in Annals of Internal Medicine, one of the most prestigious journals in medicine. Articles were selected by leading experts from each subspecialty of internal medicine and discuss how they impacted (and continue to influence) medical science

      $74.95 (ACP Members: $64.95) | 528 pp., 2009, hardcover | Product #330371200 | ISBN: 978-1-934465-07-3

      Post Mortem: Solving History?s Great Medical Mysteries

      Philip A. Mackowiak, MD, MACP, MBA

      ?Fascinating ... An enjoyable read.?? New England Journal of Medicine

      Examine the controversial lives and deaths of 12 famous men and women by tracing through 3500 years of medical history! Post Mortem brings to life the medical, social, and family history, and physical examination of the famous victims.

      $29.95 (ACP Members: $24.95) | 350 pp., 2007, hardcover | Product #330361100 | ISBN: 978-1-930513-89-1

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