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Doody's Review ServiceReviewer: Vincent F Carr, DO, MSA, FACC, FACP (Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences)
Description: As the study companion to Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, 17th edition (McGraw-Hill, 2008), this review presents theoretical certification board questions with discussions of the correct answers.
Purpose: This is clearly to be used as a board review aid and the questions are essential facts that students must know to successfully pass the examination. As Harrison's is one of the all-time comprehensive texts of internal medicine, this book goes far in delineating what essential facts must be mastered.
Audience: The editors have assembled the experts in medicine, which makes this book particularly useful.
Features: The questions are posed, along with necessary graphics, in a way one could expect them on the examination. The explanations are direct from the parent text and comprehensive.
Assessment: This is one of the better board reviews available. It is comprehensive and to the point. It is a necessary tool for anyone preparing for the internal medicine certification examination.