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A truly excellent text in a reader-friendly style
on January 5, 2007
I actually ENJOY reading this book. It's as concise as many other books on differential diagnosis, but the information isn't presented in list form or with bullet points (of course, there are some lists, but overall the book is almost conversational... like the transcript of an information-packed lecture by a doctor with lots of clinical experience). Personally, I have a hard time remembering boring, dry lists; I need details to help me flesh out a medical picture in my head so I'll remember it well enough to apply its lessons when I see an actual patient.
I absolutely couldn't recommend this book more highly. It's jam-packed with clinical pearls and is immensely valuable as a virtual mentor. Reading it is like going on rounds with a physician who's been practicing for decades.