"The Washington Manual Subspecialty Consult Series is designed to provide quick access to the essential information needed to evaluate a patient on a subspecialty consult service - each manual has been completely reviewed, revised, and follows the formatand template of The Washington Manual of Medical Therapeutics, 33/e. We believe the revised outline format will provide information in a more logical and readily accessible format. The content has been updated to reflect advancing technologies and therapeutics. The objective is for the reader to obtain a synopsis of symptoms, signs, and problems encountered in their daily workflow in a bulleted format for quick salient points. References to a more descriptive source have been provided, along with a second color to support quick access, and web resources for physicians and patients"--Provided by publisher.
"This is useful as a source of quick information, especially on a rheumatology service. The significant changes that have occurred in the field since the previous edition was published in 2004 justify this update. As compared to other handbooks on rheumatology, this one covers a fair amount of topics, but there could have been more emphasis on musculoskeletal diseases." - Doody's Book Review (December 2012) Deepali P Sen, M.D.(Washington University Medical Center)