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About this book
A Clinician's Pearls and Myths in Rheumatology is a rich assemblage of the clinical wisdom of expert rheumatologists from a whole range of specialties and nationalities. It examines the nuggets of wisdom, or ‘pearls’ gained from collective clinical experience about the diagnosis or treatment of various diseases whilst also aiming to debunk certain myths that have influenced the practice of many clinicians but have proven false.
The pithy style of writing ensures that the reader thoroughly enjoys delving into this trove of diagnostic and therapeutic guidance. In addition, an abundance of illustrations, including 300 clinical photographs, significantly augments the reader’s understanding of these ‘pearls’.
With contributions from 126 authors across the various subspecialties in rheumatology, and comprising a total of more than 1400 Pearls and Myths, this book truly provides the corpus of current clinical wisdom in rheumatology.
Dr John H. Stone, MD MPH is Clinical Director of Rheumatology at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA. He has pioneered a great deal of clinical research in rheumatology, particularly in the area of systemic vasculitis.
Editors and affiliations
- Book Title A Clinician's Pearls and Myths in Rheumatology
John H. Stone
- DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-84800-934-9
- Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 2009
- Publisher Name Springer, London
- eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
- Hardcover ISBN 978-1-84800-933-2
- Softcover ISBN 978-1-4471-6871-3
- eBook ISBN 978-1-84800-934-9
- Edition Number 1
- Number of Pages XIX, 493
- Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
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From the reviews:
“This is a complete review of basic rheumatology presented in an easy-to-read format. … It appears to be written for medical students, residents, rheumatology fellows, and general practitioners in family and internal medicine. … Numerous high-quality color photographs aid in the visualization of many of the described clinical manifestations. The unique presentation, using pearls and myths, lends an easy-to-read style to the book.” (Kristi Kuhn, Doody’s Review Service, March, 2010)
“This book is fun to read and use. … It offers valuable insights applicable to daily practice and enhances many teaching points with evidence-based support, both pro and con. … I give this text my highest recommendation to all those practicing and teaching rheumatology. A Clinician's Pearls and Myths in Rheumatology is satisfying to read and seems to offer more practical information for the clinician practicing rheumatology than most of the online or print textbooks that I regularly refer to.” (Robert J. Quinet, Journal of the American Medical Association, Vol. 304 (6), August, 2010)