Prepared by residents, fellows, and attending physicians, this handbook is a practical guide to the general internal medicine consult. It is ideally suited for residents called on to do an inpatient consult, for students working on an inpatient medicine service, and for specialists seeking information on general internal medicine management. The content is based on the top 25 most common general internal medicine consults requested of the hospitalist service at the Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University. Coverage includes clinical presentations, perioperative management as it relates to a clinical consult, guidelines on the appropriate conduct and approach of a medical consultant, and reviews of selected clinical trials. This handbook is also available electronically for handheld computers. See PDA listing for details. The Washington Manual(R) is a registered mark belonging to Washington University in St. Louis to which international legal protection applies. The mark is used in this publication by LWW under license from Washington University.Washington University School of Medicine Staff is the author of 'Washington Manual General Internal Medicine Consult', published 2003 under ISBN 9780781743693 and ISBN 0781743699.