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Hello. I am a bit bogged down with textbooks for the moment and was wondering if anyone knew of any textbooks (internal med) that were easy or even enjoyable reads? I am talking about books like Swansons Family Review or the Medmaster (made redic simple) type books that are good for actual practice and an enjoyable read. Thanks for any any suggestions.

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For clinical year CMDT is my favorite for actually understanding how to approach PTs.

 

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Hello and thanks for the suggestions.  I actually have read almost all the case files and step up and own CMDT.  I am looking for books that are better for clinical practice than school.  I do agree Case Files are excellent and also like CMDT, but I would love something good to sit down and read and enjoy, CMDT is great but hard to sit and read, it is more of a reference or study type book.  Again thanks all for the suggestions and any more please let me know.

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problem solving in clinical medicine by Paul Cutler.

 

I read this book (last edition available is 1998, I think), in the mid-70s.. and couldn't put it down.. he presents maybe 70-100 patients, one at a time, and as each patients history was presented, I remember thinking "hey!, I have seen that patient!".

 

he then goes on and explains the data gathering THINKING (not merely the collecting), and the genesis of a focused differential.

 

Is sorta a classic.

 

you will not regret reading it.

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I like Symptom to Diagnosis, an evidence based guide, 2nd edition out now (2009), 3rd edition out this fall.

I used it to prepare for my last PANRE.

http://www.amazon.com/Symptom-Diagnosis-Evidence-Clinical-Medicine/dp/0071496130/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1402750530&sr=8-1&keywords=symptom+to+diagnosis

 

Since I practice EM, I like the Case Files series EM and I especially like Bouncebacks, Emergency Dept Cases: ED Returns.

Avoiding Common Errors In The ED and Urgent Care Emergencies, Avoiding the Pitfalls are 2 other good books, though a bit on the dry side (lots of text, little graphics or pics).

 

I have Ferri's Best Test.

I think it is a cool little handbook that packs a lot of great info. I would give it 2 thumbs up especially practicing in an office, general med or internal med.

It is divided into 3 parts:

1. Diagnostic imaging-  explains the indication for the test, why you get it, what results to look for

2. Diagnostic lab-gives normal values, disorders assoc with test, how to interpret and basic mechanics of test

3. Diseases and disorders- Correlating the above 2 sections and provides flowcharts on working towards a diagnosis

I think this handbook would be essential for a student on rotations and a great reference for any practitioner to refer to for more specialized tests or to refresh on how to diagnose some more uncommon disease states.

 

G Brothers PA-C

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Good call rcdavis, I picked up the 98' edition off of Amazon and love it

 

I decided to grab it right now also.  $4.82 including shipping...not bad.

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problem solving in clinical medicine by Paul Cutler.

 

I read this book (last edition available is 1998, I think), in the mid-70s.. and couldn't put it down.. he presents maybe 70-100 patients, one at a time, and as each patients history was presented, I remember thinking "hey!, I have seen that patient!".

 

he then goes on and explains the data gathering THINKING (not merely the collecting), and the genesis of a focused differential.

 

Is sorta a classic.

 

you will not regret reading it.

St George's University Mourns the Loss of Dr. Paul Cutler WgQiBDh.gif Sounds like this guy was brilliant!

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