Dear Colleagues,

For providers across specialties, “Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine” is viewed as the “bible” for internal medicine. When treatment questions arise in a challenging case, Harrison’s is often a go-to resource. Dr. Richard Barohn, dean of the MU School of Medicine and executive vice chancellor for health affairs, recently had two book chapters published in the 21st edition of the influential handbook.

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Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine

“Even as a radiation oncologist, I and everyone else in medicine knows that Harrison’s is the ultimate teaching textbook in medicine, and only those highly accomplished physician researchers are given the privilege of authoring book chapters in Harrison’s,” said Parvesh Kumar, associate dean for clinical and translational research. “These accomplishments naturally reflect very highly on the MU School of Medicine.”

Barohn authored Chapter 440: Disorders of the Autonomic Nervous System and Chapter 446: Peripheral Neuropathy. The chapters can be found via Access Medicine, with access provided by the University of Missouri Health Sciences Library.

“My worn, underlined, 13th-edition book is still on my shelf as a memento from medical school,” said Kristin Hahn-Cover, chair of the Department of Medicine. “It’s foundational and sentimental for me, as someone who chose internal medicine for a career. I still use Harrison’s — from our Health Sciences Library — as one of my first sources to answer and teach about clinical questions.”

Barohn has been a contributor to three prior editions of Harrison’s. He also has contributed chapters on neuromuscular disorders in “Cecil Textbook of Medicine.” In addition to this go-to resource, Barohn co-authored the new edition of “DeJong's The Neurologic Examination,” which is considered an essential guide for performing a neurological exam.