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Still an excellent resource, but getting outdated.
on September 23, 2012
This has been a great resource for me over the years, from residency, as staff and on a medical support/medcap type mission. I still have my 2007 purchased copy as it has my own notes added, and I love it. However, after 5 years there are a few things outdated and missing...and I am really hoping that there is an update on the way for a paper version. If I ever lose/destroy my current version it will be tough to remember all my edits.
That said, I just ordered 3 copies to give to people in a resource limited environment--I know that a lot of the medications/algorithms etc will have things they can't do or have access to, but the principle concepts are very useful. Also, in the era of online access to everything, there is still a place for small, paper based resources that can fit in a pocket (albeit a thick pocket for this book). I can certainly attest to the lack of wifi/computers/3G etc in large portions of the world! Oh, and yes, there is an app for this, but going by the reviews I've found so far, it's not a robust application (and hard to tell if the actual content has been updated since 2007).
In any case, yes I still recommend this, but use your other resources to understand what information is aging out. I'm giving it a 3.5, rounding up to 4 as I am holding out hope for an update. At that point, going by past history it will be a 5 for a pocket resource.
Recommended with caveats.