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      The modern resident/medical student, when asked a question, immediately looks down at their cell phone to find an answer. While computer applications for medicine are quite useful, it begs the question: How accurate is the information? Having grown up in the era when there were no computers in our emergency department and the patient's chart was a single sheet of paper, I had to learn by reading textbooks. In 1980, Peter Rosen asked several emergency physicians if they would like to contribute to a textbook dedicated to emergency medicine and erudite enough to be used for teaching and research as well as patient care. Dr. Rosen enlisted a few of us who had particular interests or expertise to write the various chapters. Forty-three years later and in its 10th edition, Rosen's has passed the test of time and has maintained the standard that Dr. Rosen set. Now there are 327 contributors, many from the pantheon of emergency medicine—Zink, Slovis, Ruha, Nelson, Gorgas, Bitterman, Blackwell, et al.—along with an outstanding editorial board led by Dr. Walls.
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