subject : medicine
author : N/A
pages : 288 pages
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
This is an excellent book for the wards that allows you to look up etiology, pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, diagnostic workup, and management for many conditions you see in the hospital. It’s not too much that you would get lost in details, and it’s not too little that it leaves you with no idea of what to do. I see just about every Medicine resident carrying one around, and it has helped me just as a medical student so I highly recommend this book. I wish I’d had it when I was doing my Family Medicine rotation too because it would have been useful in the hospital then as well, and I also saw Family Medicine residents carrying around this book as well. I do want to point out that it is NOT a textbook, and if you would like something more of a text, perhaps you should try Washington Manual.
It also includes a section on ICU meds, antibiotics, formulas, etc. It’s such a great book, and you’d be surprised how much valuable info is in here! I also love this book because it is small enough that it is not weighing down my white coat (I already have enough weight in my pockets as it is).