To my keenest supporters, my husband, Burton Fox, and my emergency medicine physician daughter, Anne Tintinalli, MD.
Judith E. Tintinalli, MD, MS
For Elizabeth, the love of my life.
I thank the people who trusted me with their care needs; the people who taught me how to think and to be a physician and scientist; the partners over the years who made me better; and to my family, who always supported and cared for me.
To the patients, nurses, students, and mentors who teach me every day and to my partner, Steve, for his support and patience.
Garth D. Meckler, MD, MSHS
I dedicate this edition to my grandson, Charlie. In his eyes, I am just “Grandpa.” And that means the world to me.
Joseph Stephan Stapczynski, MD
To my family, mentors, fellow clinicians, residents, students, and patients who give meaning to this work.
To Cathrine, Sarah Alice, and Caroline, who make it all worthwhile.
Stephen H. Thomas, MD, MPH