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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Sally Ling, M.D.;FACP(University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine)
Description: This is the fourteenth edition of the book first published in 1912. It is an alphabetical index of medical conditions that aids in differential diagnosis in situations encountered either in the hospital or outpatient setting. The previous edition was published in 1996.
Purpose: From presenting problems or conditions, the book focuses on the differential diagnoses and differentiating features of each diagnosis. This book has been a standard for over ninety years, and with updated revisions, will continue to serve its readers well.
Audience: Clinicians, physicians in training and students alike should find this resource beneficial. The authors and contributors are experts in their respective fields.
Features: The book uses excellent photographic images to illustrate numerous conditions.
Assessment: This is a high-quality standard that can aid in diagnosis, and is a useful educational tool for teaching medical students and physicians in training, as they approach patients and their presenting problems and findings.