This book would not have been written without the help of many individuals.
My consulting editors. Dr. Jeffrey Ho, Dr. Matthew Prekker, and Dr. Gopal Punjabi readily volunteered to edit the manuscript and examine the images. As a result of their generosity, hard work, and attention to detail, this manuscript improved greatly from its first draft to its final form. I am indebted to them for their time, energy and expertise.
My colleagues. Dr. Joseph Clinton, Dr. David Plummer, and Dr. Stephen Smith have been colleagues of mine for more than three decades. Dr. Clinton inspired me to collect interesting medical images for use in the education of medical students, residents, and faculty physician colleagues. Dr. Plummer and Dr. Smith have provided innumerable remarkable image cases over the years that have been instrumental in our departmental teaching. Medical students, residents, and faculty physician colleagues have greatly benefited from their dedication to education. Likewise, to all of the emergency medicine physicians I have had the pleasure of working with through the years—thank you for being such outstanding colleagues.
Dr. William Locke. Dr. Locke provided me, at the time a complete stranger and a naive 19-year-old college student interested in a career in medicine, with an extended opportunity to shadow and observe his obstetrics and gynecology practice. My experience with Dr. Locke cemented my aspirations for a career in medicine.
Lastly, I would like to acknowledge every teacher and mentor I have had in my life.
I am deeply and forever indebted to you.