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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Vincent F Carr, DO, MSA, FACC, FACP (Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences)
Description: This is a pocket-sized reference book of information that residents would need to have readily at their fingertips. The previous was published in 2011.
Purpose: As a reference, it provides many of the diagnostic summaries and classification algorithms that are commonly referred to in both inpatient and outpatient settings.
Audience: The audience is primarily housestaff members, although the book has some utility for attending physicians.
Features: The book is divided into traditional organ-system chapters with subdivisions of the major illnesses. Of necessity, the font is small, but perhaps too small for a quick reference. There are numerous tables (boxes), figures, and algorithms. There is also a web-based full-text version, which is much easier to read because of the font size.
Assessment: This is comparable to the many housestaff books that are available.