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The Family Practice Desk Reference 4th Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-1579471903
ISBN-10: 1579471900
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"...this text will make the busy day to day work of the practicing family physician a bit easier." -- John Saultz MD, Professor and Chairman, Department of Family Medicine, Oregon Health and Science Univ. Portland Oregon

"..a concise up-to-date and easy to use reference for managing problems..." -- Robert Rakel MD Baylor College of Medicine Houston TX

"This is the "go to" book for primary care clinicians." -- Susan Schooley MD, Department of Family Practice, Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, Michigan.

From the Publisher

Packed with a wealth of updated information in a concise, easy-to-use format, The Family Practice Desk Reference, Fourth Edition is the perfect resource for time-pressed physicians. This comprehensive guide contains:

-More than 700 charts, tables, illustrations and algorithms

-Information on a full spectrum of conditions

-Information to help clinicians provide the best care from infancy through end of life

-Improved organizational features such as a standardized layout and a tightened, detailed index

-Organized by condition, each chapter presents symptoms using differential diagnosis tables, lab values and diagnostics

-Greatly expanded information on ambulatory surgery, obstetrics, STD treatment protocols, sleep disorders, primary care of the HIV-infected patient and new guidelines for treatment of middle ear effusion

Written by two distinguished family physicians who understand the realities of day-to-day practice, this compact guide provides the latest, most thorough medical guidelines and references.

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Product Details

  • Series: Family Practice Desk Reference
  • Paperback: 1035 pages
  • Publisher: Amer Medical Assn; 4 edition (October 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1579471900
  • ISBN-13: 978-1579471903
  • Product Dimensions: 1.5 x 5.8 x 8.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,276,202 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This is a GREAT quick reference on a WIDE variety of medical topics. I work in a very specialized surgical field but it never fails that someone will ask me a general medicine question and this book has saved me more than once!
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