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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Donald R. Frey, MD (Creighton University Medical Center)
Description: This is the fifth edition of the popular Cecil's text, updating the previous 1997 version. It continues to be a succinct yet comprehensive overview of adult medicine.
Purpose: The book is intended to be a presentation of the essential elements of internal medicine in a single text that is comprehensive, readable, and relatively portable. Once again, the editors pack a significant amount of important information into surprisingly limited (1,000 pages) space.
Audience: Long a favorite of medical students, the book is also aimed at house officers, and indeed, all practitioners involved in the care of adult patients. The editors and contributors continue to be accomplished medical specialists in a broad cross-section of American medical schools.
Features: The key elements of internal medicine are presented in an organ system format with new chapters on evidence-based medicine and women's health. Liberal us of tables, graphs, algorithms — long a hallmark of Cecil's — continues to be an effective modality. The color-coded section headings are a unique plus that allow for pleasant reading.
Assessment: This continues to be the best single, comprehensive internal medicine text of available today. It will continue to be one of the most widely used texts for learners of all ages, fitting as well into a medical student's backpack as on the practitioner's shelf.