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Wonderful supplement to my texts
on January 26, 2011
I have purchased quite a few books to supplement my textbooks for nursing school. A lot of them sit on my shelf and I don't find the time to pull them out and study them. Not this one.
This book for me, helps me visualize the disease--the pathophysiology that makes one disease different from another. I can just pull it out long enough to read and visualize about most of the disorders we're studying. It is NOT a pathophysiology text--it's not that detailed. It's "this disease in a nutshell."
Each disease has an introductory section, causes, pathophysiology, complications, signs and symptoms, diagnostic test results and treatment. Plus a full page illustration to help visualize what is going on (with some terms and descriptions). There are other sections like "age alert" and "clinical tip".
Just wanted to share, because I have found it a great help and feel it's worth it. I think it cost $60. to buy it through the Lippincott magazine.