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Doody Review...For the previous 2001 Edition:
From Doody Review Services
Reviewer: Peter M. Daher, MD (Creighton University Medical Center)
Description: This is an incredibly great reference manual with up-to-date and easy-to-read information on a wide variety of medicine topics. The book again stands out as a solid reference for physicians:family physicians or internists.
Purpose: It is intended as a single source reference for generalists. The book succeeds in packing a tremendous amount of medical knowledge into a readily accessible, easy to-ready, and up-to-date format.
Audience: The book is designed for family practice and internal medicine practitioners. However, residents, medical students, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants will find this book extremely useful. The authors are all respected generalists who approach the material from the perspective of a practicing physician.
Features: This book provides diverse and complete coverage of all the most important topics in general medicine. The writing style makes for an easy read. The book is structured to allow for quick decision making. Headings are highlighted in a way that enhances skimming of basic topics. The text could be improved through additional illustrations.
Assessment: This is an impressively written reference that presents itself as an easy-to-read journal. It will find a place on the shelf of most generalists. It continues to be among the most widely used medicine reference books available.