We wish to thank our authors for participating once again in the annual updating of this important book. We are especially grateful to Christine Akamine, MD, David M. Barbour, PharmD, BCPS, Madeline B. Deutsch, MD, MPH, B. Joseph Guglielmo, PharmD, Brian J. Jordan, MD, Raj Mitra, MD, and Niall T. Prendergast, MD, who are passing the baton this year. We have all benefited from their clinical wisdom and commitment.
We extend our heartfelt gratitude to Eva H. Clark, MD, PhD, and to Wayne X. Shandera, MD, for coauthoring the authoritative section on COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) in the Viral chapter of the print edition of CMDT and for providing ongoing, current, and expert updates on this topic in CMDT on AccessMedicine.com.
Many students and physicians have contributed useful suggestions to this and previous editions, and we are grateful. We continue to welcome comments and recommendations for future editions via email at CMDT@mheducation.com.
Maxine A. Papadakis, MD
Stephen J. McPhee, MD
Michael W. Rabow, MD
Kenneth R. McQuaid, MD
Monica Gandhi, MD, MPH
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