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Medical Physiology: The Big Picture (LANGE The Big Picture) [Paperback]

Jonathan Kibble , Colby Halsey
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January 20, 2009 0071485678 978-0071485678 1

Get the BIG PICTURE of Medical Physiology -- and focus on what you really need to know to ace the course and board exams!

4-Star Doody's Review!
"This excellent, no-frills approach to physiology concepts is designed to help medical students and other health professions students review the basic concepts associated with physiology for the medical profession. The information is concise, accurate and timely."

If you don't have unlimited study time Medical Physiology: The Big Picture is exactly what you need! With an emphasis on what you “need to know” versus “what's nice to know,” and enhanced with 450 full-color illustrations, it offers a focused, streamlined overview of medical physiology. You'll find a succinct, user-friendly presentation designed to make even the most complex concepts understandable in a short amount of time.

With just the right balance of information to give you the edge at exam time, this unique combination text and atlas features:

  • A “Big Picture” perspective on precisely what you must know to ace your course work and board exams
  • Coverage of all the essential areas of Physiology, including General, Neurophysiology, Blood, Cardiovascular, Pulmonary, Renal and Acid Base, Gastrointestinal, and Reproductive
  • 450 labeled and explained full-color illustrations
  • 190 board exam-style questions and answers -- including a complete practice test at the end of the book
  • Special icon highlights important clinical information

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About the Author

Jonathan D. Kibble, PhD, has taught at the University of Sheffield Medical School and at St. George's University (Grenada). Most recently he taught physiology at The Memorial University of Newfoundland, where, in addition to serving as the physiology course director, he did research in renal physiology and active learning methods. He is currently helping to develop the medical curriculum at the University of Central Florida College of Medicine.

Colsey R. Halsey, MD, is a Resident in Internal Medicine at Washington University Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO.


Product Details

  • Series: LANGE The Big Picture
  • Paperback: 448 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Medical; 1 edition (January 20, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0071485678
  • ISBN-13: 978-0071485678
  • Product Dimensions: 0.9 x 8.5 x 10.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #352,780 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Jon Kibble was born in England in 1970. He trained in physiology at Manchester University and has since taught as a physiology professor in the West Indies, Canada and the USA. He is the proud recipient of several teaching awards from students and his writing goal is to pass on the lessons learned from teaching physiology. Most recently he has started developing iPhone/iPad apps to further his goal of making learning physiology more efficient and effective.

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
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I really like this book, because it provides exactly what it says: the big picture for physiology. I find it very student friendly and it got me through physiology in medical school just fine. If you want to go in depth, this is probably not enough for you. The chapters have great clinical correlates for every main concept. It also has great graphics and empty space for your notes. Would highly recommend it! Good refresher for Step 1.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great physiology review book! December 19, 2010
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I highly recommend this physiology review book! It is well written, easy to follow, and has high quality images and illustration. I used it to augment my physiology textbook in my 1st year of med school, and as a review source in my 2nd year for nearly every module. The chapters are condensed with high yield information and short clinical vignettes. I have several physio review books; I like this one the best.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it July 29, 2013
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Just the book I was looking for and it came in the condition it was described to be in. Thanks!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excelent to the point book. January 8, 2013
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It's an amazing physiology. Uses clear pictures and diagrams. And only gets down to the basic and important topics for each topic.

It even has clinical associations. I found this book better than Costanzo frankly.
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