Current Medical Diagnosis and Treatment, 1993: A Lange Medical Book

Current Medical Diagnosis and Treatment, 1993: A Lange Medical Book

by Lawrence M. Tierney, Steven A. Schroeder, Maxine A. Papadakis, Stephen J. McPhee
     
 

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Reviewer: Mark E. Hroncich, MD (Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine)
Description: This is the annually revised update of a short medical textbook. The book covers the diagnosis and treatment of common internal medicine problems.
Purpose: This purpose is to provide a reference for the diagnosis and treatment of internal medicine problems, with enough pathophysiological information to facilitate understanding. There are many books in this class trying to strike a compromise between a full text and a handbook. This book meets its objectives for common problems, but it is not complete enough to serve as a sole reference.
Audience: The intended audience is medical students through attendings in many specialties. The book is also intended for nurses and other allied health professionals. The book falls short of addressing such a wide variety of readers. I would recommend this book for medical students on internal medicine rotations and first- and second-year internal medicine residents. It might also be useful for surgeons, dentists, and nurses to review updates on certain topics.
Features: The book is supplemented with an adequate number of readable tables. The real strength of this book is its up-to-date references. Almost all are from 1990 or later. They ensure the information is up-to-date. The presentation of dosage information for therapeutic agents is extremely useful and usually missing in similar books.
Assessment: This is a well-written book, with subjects developed logically and succinctly. The chapters are backed up with pertinent references, rarely more than 3 years old. The therapeutic information is up-to-date as well. Many subjects in the book such as HIV and lipid disease change rapidly from year to year, and an annual update such as this is valuable. I would recommend the book for medical students and early house officers on medicine rotations.
3 Stars from Doody
Mark E. Hroncich
This is the annually revised update of a short medical textbook. The book covers the diagnosis and treatment of common internal medicine problems. This purpose is to provide a reference for the diagnosis and treatment of internal medicine problems, with enough pathophysiological information to facilitate understanding. There are many books in this class trying to strike a compromise between a full text and a handbook. This book meets its objectives for common problems, but it is not complete enough to serve as a sole reference. The intended audience is medical students through attendings in many specialties. The book is also intended for nurses and other allied health professionals. The book falls short of addressing such a wide variety of readers. I would recommend this book for medical students on internal medicine rotations and first- and second-year internal medicine residents. It might also be useful for surgeons, dentists, and nurses to review updates on certain topics. The book is supplemented with an adequate number of readable tables. The real strength of this book is its up-to-date references. Almost all are from 1990 or later. They ensure the information is up-to-date. The presentation of dosage information for therapeutic agents is extremely useful and usually missing in similar books. This is a well-written book, with subjects developed logically and succinctly. The chapters are backed up with pertinent references, rarely more than 3 years old. The therapeutic information is up-to-date as well. Many subjects in the book such as HIV and lipid disease change rapidly from year to year, and an annual update such as this is valuable. I would recommend the book for medicalstudents and early house officers on medicine rotations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780838513507
Publisher:
Appleton & Lange
Publication date:
10/01/1992
Pages:
1437

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