The cover will produce anxiety…. QUESTIONS YOU WILL BE ASKED ON ROUNDS, IN THE CLINIC, ON ORAL EXAMS … EEEK … but as you flip through the pages you will truly appreciate the 18 areas of interest, the 83 topics, the > 120 contributors. This is the second edition of Pulmonary/Respiratory Therapy Secrets, edited by Polly E. Parsons, MD, and John E. Heffner, MD. The 83 topics are 3 to 12 pages each, in question-and-answer format, dotted with charts, graphs, and images. The first few sections address pulmonary patient care in general, including bedside evaluation, laboratory and diagnostic assessment, and procedures. The bulk of the book (50 topics) discusses the various diseases and disorders. The litany includes the following: airway, infectious, vascular, interstitial, environmental, occupational, and chest wall diseases; AIDS; and neoplasms. The disorders encompass those that are vascular, immunologic, ventilatory, and pleural. There are sections devoted purely to respiratory failure, to special considerations (ie, pregnancy and pulmonary manifestations of systemic disease), and to surgical considerations. This edition also includes a new look at interventional pulmonology.