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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Robert Gene Penn, MD (Nebraska Methodist Hospital)
Description: This full-color paperback features the chapters on infectious diseases from the landmark Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, 17th edition, Fauci et al. (McGraw-Hill, 2008). This book provides all the latest knowledge in the field and is supported by the scientific rigor and reliability that have defined Harrison's.
Purpose: The goal of this standalone volume is to provide practitioners with a single, convenient source of accurate, accessible, up-to-date information on infectious diseases to meet point-of-care needs. Expert information is presented in a carry-anywhere format that makes it ideal for the wards or the classroom. The book successfully provides diagnosis-speeding guidelines and acclaimed state-of-the-art strategies.
Audience: This book is an essential compact clinical companion for students and clinicians alike. Infectious disease coverage reflects the expertise of authors who are acknowledged experts in their fields.
Features: This is an encyclopedic work of current infectious diseases topics that are covered comprehensively in 127 chapters. All aspects of infectious diseases are covered, including basic science, pathophysiology, clinical signs, diagnoses, and the up-to-date treatment. A full-color design provides abundant illustrations to complement the specific recommendations for diagnostic options and therapeutic regimens. Self-assessment questions and answers appear in an appendix at the end of the book.
Assessment: This book is complete, easy to navigate, and remarkably up to date. As the parent text does, this book devotes significant attention to the importance of obtaining a history and conducting a physical examination, the basic foundation of all medicine. It blends the other myriad aspects of infectious diseases and offers eminently readable and current management recommendations. Indeed, it should be regarded as an authoritative source of current information on infectious diseases.