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To Terri, my lovely wife of 25 years, my best friend, my biggest encourager and supporter. It is her sacrifice and inspiration that allowed me to succeed in writing and teaching.
To an entire generation of residents, medical students, and fellows who made teaching such a gratifying endeavor.
To my parents and siblings, who together laid down the foundation for my future; to John, for his enduring support and encouragement; and my colleagues/friends, for their contributions to this textbook.
To all students, residents, fellows, and most importantly patients, who have taught me what is important about medicine, health, and life. . .