To my knowledge, the medical books listed below do not exist. If you have the talent and/or resources, please consider writing one of them. If you believe that any of these books does exist, please send me any information you can about them.
- A comprehensive multilevel 12-lead EKG book, one that takes the reader from novice to expert and covers diagnosis and management of relevant clinical scenarios.
- An acid-base book: I am looking for something “simple,” with up to thirty or so clinical scenarios, including those of double or triple acid-base disorders, along with their ABGs, their (long form!) solutions and treatment recommendations, as well as what not to do, and why. [Update of December 14, 2012: I found such a book. It’s called Acid Base Case Studies (2004) by Ira Kurtz MD. It is now listed as one of the best medical books of all time.]
- A straightforward, concise nephrology book which emphasizes the understanding, diagnosis and treatment of specific clinical problems in nephrology (e.g. hyponatremia, nephritis, acute renal failure, etc.) other than hemodialysis
- A good book on hand medicine for the general practitioner. It seems to me that many hand books are either written for the lay person or for the hand surgeon. I am looking for a good book for someone right in the middle of these two extremes….
- A solid, preferably single-author monograph on autoimmune diseases: when presented with a clinical problem, we seldom, if ever, ask, “Does this patient have a rheumatological disease?” Rather, the question asked in our minds is, “Could this problem be autoimmune in nature?” As such, I would like to see a book specifically on autoimmune diseases.
- An exceptional handbook on sports medicine
- A captivating book on evolutionary medicine
- A stellar book on the history of medicine
- An updated, practical and contemporary book on critical care medicine