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Table of Contents


Using the QR Codes

1. Cardiovascular Medicine

2. Dermatology

3. Ear, Nose, and Throat

4. Emergency Medicine

5. Endocrinology

6. Ethics and Patient Encounters

7. Gastroenterology

8. General Surgery

9. Genetics

10. Geriatrics

11. Gynecology

12. Hematology

13. Immunology

14. Infectious Disease

15. Internal Medicine

16. Laboratory Medicine

17. Nephrology

18. Neurology

19. Neurosurgery

20. Obstetrics

21. Oncology

22. Ophthalmology

23. Orthopedic Surgery

24. Pediatrics

25. Pharmacology

26. Preventive Medicine, Epidemiology, and Biostatistics

27. Psychiatry

28. Pulmonology

29. Radiology

30. Rheumatology

31. Urology

32. Vascular Surgery

33. Photos, Images, and Multimedia

34. Signs, Symptoms, and Syndromes

Appendix: Abbreviations



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About the authors

Theodore O'Connell

Affiliations and Expertise

Program Director, Family Medicine Residency Program, Kaiser Permanente Napa-Solano, Napa, California; Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Community and Family Medicine; University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine, San Francisco, California; Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Family Medicine; David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA; Los Angeles, California

Mayur Movalia

Affiliations and Expertise

Hematopathologist, Dahl-Chase Pathology Associates; Medical Director, Flow Cytometry Laboratory, Dahl-Chase Diagnostic Services; Medical Director, Affiliated Laboratories, Eastern Maine Medical Center, Bangor, Maine; Medical Director, Cancer Care of Maine Laboratory, Brewer, Maine; Medical Director, Mount Desert Island Hospital Laboratory, Bar Harbor, Maine; Faculty, University of Maine, Orono, Maine