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High-Yield(TM) Embryology (High-Yield Series) [Paperback]

Dr. Ronald W. Dudek PhD
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October 2, 2009 1605473162 978-1605473161 Fourth

High-Yield™ Embryology, Fourth Edition provides a concise, focused review of the most important embryology information needed for the USMLE Step 1. Chapters cover prefertilization events and the embryonic period, embryologic development of each organ system, chromosomal abnormalities, inherited diseases, teratology and more. To prepare students for the clinical vignettes on the USMLE, the book includes numerous clinical cases with words and phrases that patients use.This edition also features new placement of clinical images within the chapter for clearer understanding.


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  • Series: High-Yield Series
  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: LWW; Fourth edition (October 2, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1605473162
  • ISBN-13: 978-1605473161
  • Product Dimensions: 0.3 x 7.1 x 10.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #129,722 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Get this book! June 28, 2001
By "g2004"
Format:Paperback
I WISH I had used this book DURING my embryology course in med school (instead of waiting to use it for just review)! It would have been very helpful for exams. Most of the other High Yield books work best when used as a supplement to a more detailed book (or as a review after you've learned the material), but this one is still pretty detailed itself, without being overwhelming. It is a great review of the essential things you need to know for the USMLE. Good pictures, great clinical correlations, and good layout. It is up-to-date as well.
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Better than the newer edition. November 14, 2001
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
This book is much more concise than the revised edition. For being a low-yield subject on the boards, I would not waste my time on the expanded, newer version. This one is more than adequate.
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19 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best of the "High-Yield" series July 4, 1999
Format:Paperback
This book is perfect for USMLE review! Dr. Dudek has very carefully chosen his words and diagrams in this concise review. It focuses on commonly tested concepts on the USMLE, especially with regard to congenital malformations. Highly recommended.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
This book covers all the important info you need to know for Step 1. Its clinical scenarios are the gem of this book. It does however contain more than you need to know for this infrequently tested subject. But for any embryology book out there, this is the one.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great for Board Review February 8, 2008
Format:Paperback
If your medical school curriculum is weak on embryology (like mine), this is a great book to put all the pieces together. The chapters are short and easy to read, with lots of diagrams and pictures to help explain.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
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This is much more concise than the new version. This little book helps you put the H.Y. facts of embryo together not just as a subject on its own but in conjunction to pathology. I would specially recommend the first 3 chapters to get a quick idea of embryo genesis and the cardio, respiratory, GI sections for quick kill on the congenital abnormalities that are extensively talked about in Pathology. I particularly recommend to read the latter chapters alongside with Goljan's Rapid Review Pathology.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars its OKK July 3, 2006
Format:Paperback
i read this book for usmle prep...it was pretty good...but had way too much information for usmle 1....i would reccomend using FA's embryo section as a guide...and read only sections in high yield that are represented in first aid(FA)...over all decent book...but overkill for usmle 1...
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Well.... March 23, 2010
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I was a little dissapointed when going through this book for USMLE step 1 review. Don't get me wrong, it is a really good review of embrology. It's concise, well written, and digestable, but thats just it. There are numerous details in this book that really just aren't important for step 1. With the exception of fertilization, cleavage and early stuff in development, the majority of this book is just icing on the cake. The explanations of clinically relevant material are very high yield and excellent, but I found that I already covered all the material while studying for pathology. Plus there aren't any questions at the end of the chapter to help you review. I found that First Aid was more than adequate for studying embrology and this book just really wasn't needed. I would only recommend using it if you are taking embrology in med school and need some answers. This book can be a great source to help you make an "A" in class, and it is much lighter than the parent BRS embrology, which can seem a little overwhelming. Just as a side note, the Board Review Series Embrology has the exact same material as this book. If you have one, don't get the other!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
very good
Published 9 days ago by Lucila Pena
5.0 out of 5 stars 100% satisfied
Arrived on-time, MINT condition. As these all are review books for the board exams and not reference books, I don't think it's worth it getting a new one, when you can get the same... Read more
Published 10 months ago by dr_seagal
2.0 out of 5 stars I DO NOT like it
In an attempt to make a succinct book, authors forgot about important things, instead they include a lot of information that is covered in pathology; it is the same in all books of... Read more
Published 12 months ago by Cristina Marti
3.0 out of 5 stars Good pictures
a good book for embryology, use it with First Aid for step 1 studying, it's highlights are the pictures / diagrams
Published 15 months ago by J.L
5.0 out of 5 stars Good book
That is very good book i love it everything is very clear in this book i recommend this book for the those students to become for usmle step 1
Published 17 months ago by hamidullah
5.0 out of 5 stars Just what you need to know
While embryology may seem like a visual-spatial nightmare for most students, this text does a great job of simplifying everything you need to know into a concise and well written... Read more
Published 17 months ago by MS1 Extraordinaire
4.0 out of 5 stars good book
Great book for cliff notes version of the embryology book I use for class. It is straight and to the point
Published on October 25, 2011 by tolag87
1.0 out of 5 stars It's OK but need supportive materials
Too concise that you still have to reach for a text to substantiate materials. Not impressed with illustrations. Lacking details and I feel I need to read something else. Read more
Published on September 20, 2010 by md_nxt_dr
1.0 out of 5 stars This book disputes HIV as the cause of AIDS
I contacted the author to clarify this after reading (paraphrasing from page 215): "...some believe HIV is not the cause of AIDS and that other things such as the use of amyl and... Read more
Published on June 20, 2010 by M. Neahring
3.0 out of 5 stars Not the best book
This book is ok to study for USMLE step 1, but not fantastic. There is not much background information or explanation, and the images are ok but not very good. Read more
Published on March 26, 2010 by L. R. Woittiez
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