- Series: Practical Guide to the Care of the Medical Patient.
- Spiral-bound: 893 pages
- Publisher: Mosby-Year Book; 3rd Sprl edition (December 1994)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0815133901
- ISBN-13: 978-0815133902
- Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 5 x 7.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (26 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,564,959 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Fred Ferri, MD, FACP, Clinical Associate Professor, Brown University School of Medicine; Chief, Division of Internal Medicine, St. Joseph's Health Services and Fatima Hospital, Providence, RI --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Details, ie, what it offers.
DDX, there is a DDX section in the front for common presenting symptoms. This is perhaps the books only weakness. It is too scant. Many common symptoms aren't included. The differentials offered are adequate, but the section could be expanded.
Systems Based Chapters. CV, Pulm, GI, ID,Neuro, Renal etc. The stuff you see everday on the wards is reviewed very well, with signs, symptoms, diagnostic workup and treatment. These chapters are not everything you need to know. I do more reading at night on specific ailments my patients are presenting with. But in the ED when you are accepting a thyroid storm, CVA, GIB, whatever, its there and it will get you through the admission and the evening until morning rounds with the attending.
Another great feature is the section that helps to interpret many labs you may order. Elevated, normal or low anything, and it provides a great differential. It can make you look smart on rounds.
Finally, there is a short formulary in the back, which I never refer to since I have both pharmacopaeia (spelling?) and epocrates.
This book is great for med students and transitional interns. Prelims and categoricals probably can pass on this. I'd say the next step is the little red book put out by Stanford (Standford Internal Medicine pocket guide? Not sure of the name.) It is much more compact, concise, etc. with citations to the literature. But if you are a med student, buy it NOW, before your gen med rotation.
But it is too big and does not really fit into pockets. Since I can't have it with me, I don't use it that much.
I suggest buying this if you want it use it more for occasional reference, but not so much as a frequent reference on the wards. This book would be very useful if it is in a PDA program.
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