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on August 24, 2010
What this book does is give you a solid foundation about the pathophysiology associated with diseases. What it DOESN'T do if give you necessary clinical information required for boards, shelf exams, and clinical practice. For example, the sections on COPD and asthma: it does not discuss the different stages of severity of the diseases or what the guidelines recommend on treating the different stages. It's essential to know the difference between mild-intermittant asthma vs moderate-continuous asthma because different treatments go with it. It does not even discuss the stepwise approach to adding new medications to asthma patients.

This same pattern holds true throughout the text. It gives a good summary over pathophysiology, but does not go into clinical detail about classifying or treatment diseases, which is necessary for any medical student, resident, or practitioner.
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on October 7, 2010
Great comprehensive internal medicine book!
This is the first internal medicine book that I have actually committed to reading.

The best part about this book is that it's readable. I made it through step 2 ck and almost all my rotations using small 'review books' and I was relying on memorization; however, with this book you get a concise yet comprehensive review by organ system that gives you an understanding, such that you come away knowing the material without the memorization.

I wish I had read this book earlier in my academic career. It's a great book that can be used for review or to follow along during rotations. If you want quick facts, get a Washington Manual. If you want an in-depth understanding that lasts, get Cecil's.
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on February 3, 2015
As an intern in IM I have enjoyed this book. It goes back to the basics, long forgotten, and melds it with the complexity of residency. Very recommended. Good as review material in addition to MKSAP16 and similar Qbanks.
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on December 4, 2017
Awesome book. I'm in high school and this is my pleasure reading (nerd i know) Has detailed information and is just an overall fantastic book.
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on February 18, 2015
This is a great book just bummed that it was not available in hardcover. Because it is heavy and the rim breaks and the pages fall out :<
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on December 16, 2012
Great for 2nd/3rd year medical school. It is written very clearly, with clinical and evidence based medicine perspective on everything. It still goes over some of the basic sciences and pathology involved. Strongly recommend it for systems based medical school programs or 3rd year medicine clerkship.
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on August 24, 2016
great product and fast shipping
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on October 11, 2013
Plenty of clinical information that will help me on rounds! It's a nice reference for the Fundamentals of Clinical Medicine class. It explains concepts that weren't covered well in class.
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on November 20, 2013
You can't go wrong as a second year medical student with this book. The language is great and easy to understand and the charts tend to be helpful.
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on September 18, 2011
the online student consult access is great, as i can easily get the material in electronic form and print out figures for myself/personal notes.
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