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61. Encyclopedia of Counseling: Master Review and Tutorial for the National Counselor Examination and State Exams
by Howard G. Rosenthal
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Asin: 0415933676
Catlog: Book (2002-04-01)
Publisher: Brunner-Routledge
Sales Rank: 19802
Average Customer Review: 4.57 out of 5 stars
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The new edition of this best-selling preparation book for the National Counselor Examination (NCE) has been expanded with hundreds of new terms, concepts, memory devices and test hints.The book covers all content and work behavior areas on the new NCE, and includes a new special section regarding marriage and family counseling, new material on web counseling, and updated material throughout.

This lively resource includes 1,000 tutorial questions/answers and a quick access index to both teach you the material and raise your score.Dr. Rosenthal's reader-friendly style actually makes studying enjoyable and has been praised by counselors for years.Special information tells you "how to end exam worries."This unique book reads like a novel by imparts information like a graduate text.Perfect for state licensing, the NCC credential, and preparation for written and oral boards.This book can raise your grade in virtually any counseling-related behavioral science course. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars A Strong Resource
I graduated in 1996, and I have been practicing as a mental health pratitioner for three years. I located this book on-line and read the reviews which prompted me to order it. The book is a great primary souce, but it is imperative to read the answers and study all of the areas mentioned--even the wrong answers. I received my results and passed on my first attempt. I highly recommend this book!

3-0 out of 5 stars Helpful, but not comprehensive enough to be an encyclopedia
This text is helpful to prepare for certification, but it is not comprehensive enough to be an 'encyclopedia'. I found this text useful for a portion of the psychology based questions, but far less useful for social work and sociology based questions. DSM IV TR related topics were underemphasized. This text could especially use more personality disorder related material.

5-0 out of 5 stars Read it & pass the NCE!
I used this book as my primary study resource and passed the exam on the first try. It's very comprehensive, and though the author recommends reading the book from cover to cover, be sure to give yourself ample time to study the chapters at the end of the book. Rosenthal's style is easy to read (entertaining, even), and his examples and mnemonic devices facilitate memorization. If you hope to pass the NCE on the first try, I highly recommend this book.

5-0 out of 5 stars Best on the market
After looking through other classmate's materials and finding them lacking I purchased the encyclopedia of counseling and the cassette series. I just got my test results and am very pleased. If you want to pass the NCE, Dr Rosenthal's materials are the best I've seen. He provides a lot of detail and the nmemonics he includes really help.

5-0 out of 5 stars Sleep the night before the exam
If you want to be confident about taking the exam use this book along with the tapes. Rosenthal explains the exam process and indicates subjects that may be covered and what you may need to study further. He makes the various subjects understandable and gives you great memory jogs. Good luck. ... Read more

62. Principles and Practice of Infectious Diseases: 2-Volume Set
by Gerald L. Mandell, John E. Bennett, Raphael Dolin
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Asin: 0443066434
Catlog: Book (2004-10-22)
Publisher: Churchill Livingstone
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Widely acknowledged as the definitive reference source of its kind, Principles and Practice of Infectious Diseases is back-in a new 6th Edition! Authored by a "who's who" of experts from around the world, this 2-volume set encompasses all that is currently known about the epidemiology, etiology, pathology, microbiology, immunology, and treatment of infectious agents. Completely revised and updated-and with a bold, new 4-color format-it is a complete, essential compendium of knowledge on this vast and complex subject. Now includes a bound-in CD-ROM containing all of the images from the book available for PowerPoint download. * Offers state-of-the-art guidelines for disease control and treatment * Covers disease by microbe and by clinical syndrome, making it easy to find any subject of interest. * Features complete coverage of all aspects of HIV and AIDS ... Read more

63. Essentials of Musculoskeletal Care
by Walter B., Md. Greene, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, American Academy of Pediatrics, Robert K. Snider
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Asin: 0892032170
Catlog: Book (2001-03-15)
Publisher: Amer Acad of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Sales Rank: 18789
Average Customer Review: 4.85 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Military Doc's must have it
As a Flight Surgeon in the Army, I have traveled with this text from Korea to Bosnia. It is a must have for anyone in Primary care and especially military physicians on deployments, where Orthopedic surgeons are hard to come by. It is a clear, consice treatment based book. Which guides you through the physical examination, diagnosis and managment of common orthopedic problems. In particular it lets you know what the red flags are for further evaluation and consultation. Truly Magnificent!

5-0 out of 5 stars The best primary care orthopedic text on the market
Straightforward, to-the-point, very relevant for the busy outpatient clinic. My other orthopedic texts are collecting dust. Worth every penny. The only criticism I have of the text is their scanty, incomplete coverage of osteoporosis. This section is too cursory and out-of-date. It barely addresses densiometry and doesn't mention newer therapies such as alendronate in the treatment of osteoporosis. The emergence of alendronate predates the publication of this volume by at least 2 years so advancing medical science is not an excuse. My suggestion for future additions is to eliminate the osteoporosis section and leave it to an internal medicine text and include more fracture management in its place--even the management of osteoporotic fractures. Any section in this book should be able to stand alone in terms of being able to render appropriate evaluation and treatment guidelines without having to consult additional texts. The chapter on osteoporosis fails in this regard.

5-0 out of 5 stars And this is the third Must-Have book for primary providers
Just like the other two books, Habif's Dermatology and Current MDT, Essentials is always on the top of my packing list when I go to the military field exercises or during deployments. It's like having an on-call consult all the time. In Essentials, I like the beginning of each chapter with drawings of different sources of pain; it's like a graphic representation of differential diagnosis. Buy these books; you will use them again and again.

5-0 out of 5 stars Nothing less than excellence
I am a Family Practitioner in a rural setting. I have an extensive medical library, however I only have 1 copy of each book...except this one.
I have a copy in both offices and one at home. The ONLY way to improve this book would be to make it free.
And for what it is worth, Dr. Greene is one of the most pleasurable orthopedic surgeons on Earth to speak with. He knows more about the Human anatomy than God, yet NEVER belittles the questions he gets from us rural FP's

5-0 out of 5 stars Great
This book has been very helpful. It is easy to read, it is easy to look things up in and provides a nice section on treatments of different disorders as well as describing the disorder. ... Read more

64. The Merck Veterinary Manual (Merck Veterinary Manual)
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Asin: 0911910506
Catlog: Book (2004-12-17)
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Sales Rank: 27774
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The most comprehensive and reliable source of information on all aspects of animal healthcare is now in its ninth edition. With updated coverage and a new look, this landmark 50th Anniversary Edition of the classic reference for veterinary students and practitioners worldwide continues its legacy of top-notch veterinary instruction. Expanded by 400 pages, this new edition includes additional information on new and emerging animal diseases, broadened chapters on emergency and critical care, expanded coverage of exotic and laboratory animals, important coverage of animal-to-human disease transmission, plus many other added and revised chapters.

Available from Wiley only in the US, Caribbean, and Latin America. ... Read more

65. The Schwarzbein Principle: The Truth About Losing Weight, Being Healthy, and Feeling Younger
by Diana Schwarzbein, Nancy Deville
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Catlog: Book (1999-05-01)
Publisher: HCI
Sales Rank: 2421
Average Customer Review: 4.53 out of 5 stars
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From her work with insulin-resistant patients with Type II diabetes, Dr. Schwarzbein concludes that low-fat diets cause heart attacks, eating fat makes you lose body fat, and it's important to eat high-cholesterol foods every day. Picture cardiologists and dieticians tearing their hair out and overweight people cheering as they dive into Eggs Benedict with sausage.

According to Schwarzbein, the high-carbohydrate, low-fat, moderate-protein diet that most dieticians and disease-prevention organizations recommend is the culprit that turns people into diabetics, makes them age faster and get degenerative diseases, and keeps them fat and unhealthy. She supports her theory with case studies of people who were sick and miserable on high-carbo, low-fat diets and who sprang to life when they "balanced" their diets with more fat and protein. Schwarzbein recommends avoiding "man-made carbohydrates"--processed carbs--in favor of those you could "pick, gather or milk." She instructs patients to eat "as much good fat as their body needs": eggs, avocados, flaxseed oil, butter, mayonnaise, and olive oil. Sorry, but fried foods and hydrogenated fats are "bad fats," or "damaged fats," as Schwarzbein calls them. You can eat as many eggs a day as you want on this plan, plus meat (even sausage--as long as it's nitrate-free--and pâté), saturated fat, cream, and nonstarchy vegetables. The book includes a four-week meal plan and about 15 recipes. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars After 3 days on the diet my body breathed a sigh of relief.
Consider this: everything you thought you knew about nutrition just might be wrong. After years of watching my weight and my cholesterol creep ever higher (despite my low fat diet!) I began reading The Schwarzbein Principle with a great deal of skepticism. Gradually the book won me over with its straightforward explanations of biochemical pathways, metabolism, insulin levels, and food cravings. Quite simply, it made a lot of sense. I've been on the diet for about a month now and I no longer crave sugar or carbohydrates. I've lost a few pounds, but more importantly, I'm losing inches and it's a pleasure to see my "insulin meter" tummy disappearing. Best of all, I have incredible energy and a delicious sense of wellbeing, which I attribute to a healthy supply of seretonin. The healing plan menu at the end of the book is especially useful. My regular physician would probably have a fit if he knew I was on this diet. I may have to fire him.

By all accounts I look like a normal healthy person. But over the last few years I started having all sorts of health issues crop up. Blood sugar problems, addictions, cravings, depression, fatigue, chronic headaches, major pms and irregular menses, not to mention bloating, weight gain and the crowning blow was recurrent yeast infections that modern meds just were not affecting. I found this book ironically via Suzanne Somers book which I was perusing in a book store. I ordered the Schwarzbein Principle right here at Amazon. And I am so glad I did. I have read and re-read this book so many times I think I might need to replace it soon! Diana Schwarzbein's book focused my attention back on what was truly important and that is overall health. I appreciated the in-depth discussions about everything from heart-disease and cholesterol to diabetes and hormone imbalances. The emphasis is on healing your metabolism and then your ideal body composition will follow. This is not a quick weight loss plan, it is to heal your body for health and longevity, which does include natural weight loss if your body truly needs to lose weight.

I feel great, I look great and I do not have extremes in emotion, fluctuations in energy or intense cravings. The need for stimulants is gone. The need to be consoled by food is gone. Plus I am developing lean body mass. For the first time in my life I have a physical yearning to exercise. To move the muscle because it feels good. That is a switch from the "I gotta exercise to get fit" mentality that I struggled with for years because I never had the energy to even get out the door let alone sustain exercise over time! Now when I wake up in the morning the first thing I think about is what fun thing will I do today to move my body.

I recommend this book to anyone and everyone no matter what their current weight, health or body issues are. It simply is the way everyone should eat all of the time... for life.

5-0 out of 5 stars The Bible of Nutrition and Diet
Someone recommended this book to me. The book is an absolute eye-opener. I have pushed everyone around me to read this book. So much so, it should be a recommended reading in High Schools to ensure that the next generations are healthy ones with no misconceptions about diet and nutrition. A must-read. I haven't found any other book written so well and supported so adequately with research and real-life trials. A well done job.

5-0 out of 5 stars Can't stop talking about this book
This book has seriously changed my life. A friend recommended this book to me, I actually wasn't interested in reading it, but thought I'd give it a chance. Since reading the book, I can't stop recommending it. I have lost about 12 pounds, but the weight isn't what matters to me anymore! I have stopped obsessing about my weight and now focus on my HEALTH. The book is written in a way that complicated medical terminology is broken down into easy-to-understand english. It focuses on everything being connected in a way I never even thought about before - for example - I am sleeping better than ever in my life (for those of you who have trouble sleeping, I never even concidered sleep to be an issue when reading this book, it just so happens to be an added bonus! - I have always had trouble sleeping - not anymore!!!)
This is a great gift for those in your life who are looking for the answer like the rest of us WERE!

5-0 out of 5 stars It works! It really, really works!
I have been joking with my friends for the last three years that I should write a "diet" book based on my great experiences with a diet I was forced to adopt due to numerous food allergies. Little did I know that that book already exists! I had been diagnosed with 33 allergies and once I removed those foods from my diet, my body changed dramatically! Not only did I lose 20 pounds, I cleared up my acne and gained so much energy that I became somewhat of an athlete. To top it all off I am constantly being asked for my ID when I go out and at the age of 32 am being mistaken for a woman in her early twenties by twenty-somethings themselves! I had attributed all of this to removing the allergenic foods and, though that is most certainly a part of it, after having read this book I can now see WHY I've found such success. I have had to remove all processed foods, stimulants and sugars due to my allergies and what's left is exactly what Dr. Schwarzbein recommends! I have unwittingly been following this whole foods diet (protein and fat included) for the last three years. So, buy this book, give the diet a month with NO CHEATING and you will be amazed! You will no longer have cravings PERIOD (I find it takes about 2-3 days to get rid of the actual physical cravings and then you have to deal with the mental part of it) and your body will thank you. I guarantee that in a year's time you will reap all of the benefits she touts in her book! Thank you Doctor! ... Read more

66. Travell & Simons' Myofascial Pain and Dysfunction: The Trigger Point Manual (2-Volume Set)
by David G. Simons, Janet G. Travell, Lois S. Simons, Barbara D. Cummings
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Asin: 0683307711
Catlog: Book (1998-11-01)
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Sales Rank: 17349
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent text
I found the information quite thorough. It is written in a user-friendly way, easy to understand. I bought this book because it was listed as a reference for the chiropractic practice part 2 exam. This book helped me with the locations of the trigger points. Sometimes the chiro boards like to ask questions on trigger points. However, Leonardi's book: National Board of Chiropractic Part II Study Guide: Key Review Questions and Answers and National Board of Chiropractic Part III Study Guide: Key Review Questions and Answers with Explanations are excellent for board exam preparation. These three books are needed for the part II and Part III of the boards.

5-0 out of 5 stars The ultimate in drug-free pain relief!
As a Clinical Massage Therapist at a hospital, I use these books almost daily. In fact, I just ordered my second set. . . The first is so threadbare it's barely usable. ANYTIME I have a patient with a pain that I can't immediately identify I grab my Travell's. This set is an absolute BIBLE for anyone in the health care industry. Travell and Simons have esentially written "The Instruction Manual" for elliminating myofascial pain by going to it's source!

Janet Travell, MD and David Simons, MD were absolute pioneers when it came to myofascial pain and it's treatment. What makes these books even more amazing is that they were written a full quarter of a century before doctors even acknowledged that myofascial pain actually exsisted. . . What makes them interesting is that, in this, the most current edition, they have re-evaluated about 65% of the sites that before would only be considered for cortizone or saline injection and now recommend these areas be attended to by a Massage Therapist. They even go into strong detail as to stroke, direction and stretching. There are still plenty of sites that they recommend for injection, but only in a last resort situation.

The chapters are laid out in an incredibly easy to understand manner, though that's not even the beauty of the book's design. If you know the name of the muscle in question, you simply look inside the front cover; the muscle are all listed with their coresponding page numbers next to them. Don't know the name or not sure which muscle it is in the group? No problem. You again open the front cover and there, in 5th grade simplicity, are charts for all the areas covered in the book. Flip to the area in question and look through the diagrams. When you find (in the super well drawn diagrams) the pain you are trying to treat, you are given, not only several treatment plans, but etiology and most likely direct verve aggravation associated with the pain.

My only problem with the set is that the book are not as well bound as maybe they could be for the price. You'll notice, however, that it didn't have enough of an impact on me to give it any less that a perfect score.

I STRONGLY recommend this book for ANY health care practitioner that deals with pain control and alleviation.

5-0 out of 5 stars A Tour de Force
Janet Travell MD and David Simons MD spent a lifetime studying the patterns and treatment of muscular and soft tissue pain in patients. It is a specialty in itself, and provides an amazingly detailed review of anatomy. These books are the bible on the subject written by the "mother" and "father" of the specialty. There will hardly be a day in the professional life of a busy primary care practitioner, rheumatologist, orthopedist, neurologist, physiatrist or physical therapist when these books will not be used. The more one knows of this field, the more revelations one gets into those difficult chronic pain patients. The etiology and muscular complexity of the huge field of "tension headache" syndromes now become clear. With these books you will have the tools to diagnose and treat effectively (usually dramatically) the entire spectrum of myofascial pain from head to toe, muscle by muscle. Why do so few physicians know of this vital area of medicine?

5-0 out of 5 stars Essential Text
The Trigger Point Manual is a two volume set detailing the current state of knowledge of trigger points and myofascial pain for both the upper body, vol. 1, and the lower extremities, vol. 2. It also contains fascinating analysis of how muscles work in different situations, offering insight into aspects of human movement. These wonderful books are essential reading for all manual therapists.

5-0 out of 5 stars All MD's,DDS's,PT's,DO's&DC's Should Study & Use This Book!
Literally millions of patients in pain could be helped if they and their health care professionals understood myofascial trigger points and referred pain, the concepts so thoroughly documented in the "Trigger Point Manual" by Travell and Simons. For example, over 80 percent of patients with TMJ disorder (TMD) experience myofascial pain. With a knowledgeable provider diagnosing, plus utilizing the patient's own self-help abilities for a home- care program, billions of dollars could be saved in unnecessary medications and procedures. Travell and Simons have given health care professionals a path to walk. This book should be required reading in all institutions of learning. -- This text refers to the Hardcover edition. ... Read more

67. Sabiston Textbook of Surgery: The Biological Basis of Modern Surgical Practice (Textbook of Surgery)
by Courtney M. Townsend, R. Daniel Beauchamp, B. Mark Evers, Kenneth Mattox
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Asin: 0721604099
Catlog: Book (2004-06-11)
Publisher: W.B. Saunders Company
Sales Rank: 133709
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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The ultimate in reference power...for the life of the edition! This new, multi­media package enables you to consult the book and its Image Bank CD-ROM as well as -- where you'll find...
• the entire contents of the book-com­pletely searchable -- with references hyperlinked to PubMed.
• continuous updates for the life of the edition -- personally overseen by Courtney M. Townsend, Jr., MD -- to reflect important new advances in the field.
• review questions (with answers) to facilitate exam study.
• Mosby's Drug Consult- a comprehensive drug reference and database.
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5-0 out of 5 stars A surgical Bible
I was slightly disappointed by the fact that this book is considerably thinner than the previous edition -- we're losing something here. I found the Liver chapter a bit vague sometimes (e.g. on the precise indications for resection and/or transplantation for liver cancer), and chapters on fundamental topics such as Preoperative Care are rich in concepts but lacking in practical information. However, the Sabiston Textbook of Surgery, while somewhat less majestic, is still king -- some chapters, like Soft Tissue Sarcomas and Vascular Trauma (written by none less than Brennan and Mattox respectively) are outstanding. The chapters on Management of Acute Trauma, Surgery of Morbid Obesity, Cerebrovascular Disease and Gynecology, to name just a few, also deserve much praise. This tome is a must for all medical students and surgical interns/residents.

4-0 out of 5 stars a must for 3rd & 4th yr med surgical minded students
This book is an excellent book to establish a broad fundamental understanding of surgery, but detailed enough to use as reference. Every medical student who plans to pursue a career in a surgical field should read this book prior to graduation from medical school. ... Read more

68. The Complete Adult Psychotherapy Treatment Planner (Practice Planners)
by Arthur E. Jongsma Jr., L. MarkPeterson
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Asin: 0471271136
Catlog: Book (2003-01-17)
Publisher: Wiley
Sales Rank: 7354
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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This fully revised resource features:

  • Treatment plan components for 42 behaviorally based presenting problems, including 3 entirely new to this edition
  • Over 1,000 prewritten treatment goals, objectives, and interventions–plus space to record your own treatment plan options
  • A step-by-step guide to writing treatment plans that meet the requirements of most insurance companies and third-party payors
  • New section on how to quantify objectives

The Complete Adult Psychotherapy Treatment Planner, Third Edition provides all the elements necessary to quickly and easily develop formal treatment plans that satisfy the demands of HMOs, managed care companies, third-party payors, and state and federal review agencies.

  • Saves you hours of time-consuming paperwork, yet offers the freedom to develop customized treatment plans for your adult clients
  • Organized around 42 main presenting problems, including anger management, chemical dependence, depression, financial stress, low self-esteem, and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Over 1,000 well-crafted, clear statements describe the behavioral manifestations of each relational problem, long-term goals, short-term objectives, and clinically tested treatment options
  • Easy-to-use reference format helps locate treatment plan components by behavioral problem or DSM-IV-TR™ diagnosis
  • Includes a sample treatment plan that conforms to the requirements of most third-party payors and accrediting agencies (including HCFA, JCAHO, and NCQA)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Another great tool for the practioner's tool box.
Research suggests that an ever increasing number of practioners are relying on tools such as this to help formulate treatment plans.

As a graduate student, what I find useful about this book is that after you study a particular disorder---from the DSM-IV-TR itself, a good psychopathology text (see Davison & Neal's Abnormal Psychology), and the DSM's Diagnostic Criteria handbook, The Adult Psychotherapy Treatment Planner completes the loop.

I bought this book after taking a case studies class where the instructor did an absolutely miserable job in showing us the rhyme and reason behind a good treatment plan. Not satisfied that I knew enough about this critically important piece in the counseling process, I did some research and found this book to be the most highly regarded in this genre.

As subsequent classes deal with child and adolescent psychopathology, family psychopathology, etc. etc. I will be getting the treatment plans that correspond with these issues.

5-0 out of 5 stars Thank You.
Just what I needed, such a time saver now I can actually use my brain power to help not just write about it--Thanks again.

5-0 out of 5 stars the best book
If you are in the Human Service field. This book is a must. It has helped me so much. I've had this book for over 7 years and if you are learning to write service plans, you will need to get this book and the others as well. Believe me, get this book. It is worth the price and beneficial as well.

5-0 out of 5 stars Very focused, great for instruction, keeps things moving.
Excellent for learning how to write treatment plans, as well as for generating more alternatives for interventions. Working with the client to select the most important goals and most compelling interventions helps the client to take a more active approach to the tasks, and increases hope. The intro section teaches how to write a treatment plan, very good for grad students. I don't bill insurance, so instead of DSM-IV diagnosis as the sixth element, I write evaluation benchmarks. Another reviewer feared a cookbooky approach that reduces the human element in counseling/therapy. I disagree; developing and writing a treatment plan with a client helps to clarify what he/she really wants, instructs the client on the therapeutic process, and keeps in mind the desired outcomes. It keeps things moving forward. The transparency of the process keeps the counselor/therapist from being a mysterious expert figure, and empowers the client; some counselors/therapists may not like that, though. Those of us who work in time-limited settings can't afford months of wandering through a mysterious fog. Planning and goal-setting in therapy is part of the human process, not separate from it.

4-0 out of 5 stars A Quick Reference for Busy Clinicians
Psychotherapists often complain about the high cost of doing business with managed care companies--but the real plea behind the complaint is that we want to spend more time with clients and less time with paperwork. This book creates a framework for doing just that. The experienced, competent clinician who finds him- or herself strangely inarticulate when faced with a blank OTR will find a helpful link between theory, technique, and individual needs that will help in carifying goals, determining specific interventions, and measuring success. When I use it with clients, I find the therapeutic alliance is strengthened, problems and obstacles are clarified, and underlying issues often surface in unexpected ways. A great find for busy clinicians. ... Read more

69. Review of Medical Physiology (LANGE Basic Science)
by William F. Ganong
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Asin: 0071402365
Catlog: Book (2003-03-17)
Publisher: McGraw-Hill/Appleton & Lange
Sales Rank: 59850
Average Customer Review: 4.67 out of 5 stars
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This book provides a current and concise overview of mammalian and human physiology.Examples from clinical medicine have been integrated throughout the chapters to illuminate important physiologic concepts. The book includes more than 700 attractive and informative illustrations.A valuable self-study guide, which features content summaries, objectives, essay questions, and multiple-choice questions, is provided at the end of the book and is an excellent tool for students when reviewing for the USMLE and other examinations. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars A good, concise & easy-to-revise summary of clinical aspects
This book is one of the best Physiology books around. Although not primarily aimed at medical students, as it skimps slightly on the explanatory aspect, it is unique in the sheer amount of information it conveys. Not only that, it is very easy and quick to revise (for the day before the exams.) The amount of clinical information conveyed is very good and its section on endocrinology is unparallelled.

5-0 out of 5 stars Premier Physiology Textbook
This is the premier physiology textbook on the market, by far and away the best physiology textbook in the world for physicians and medical students. It is concise without being too brief and detailed without being boring. Whereas Guyton contains lots of extraneous words, every word in Ganong is designed to convey the maximum amount of information. This book is ideal for medical students; it allows the rapid assimilation of concepts with the appropriate level of depth. An added benefit is the fact that this book is revised every other year meaning it is always current. This text also has chapter review questions (Both short answer and MCQ) with answers (for the MCQ questions).

5-0 out of 5 stars very great book
It is very good book .
It has very comperhensive & detailed infomation for what you want to know in medical physiology . It helps me greatly in my med. study .

5-0 out of 5 stars A great book on physiology
Ganong's book on physiology is the best physiology book I have encountered. It was difficult to read at the time, but all the details were important, and the knowledge helped me through many subjects later. It contains all the information you will ever need on physiology, and the index is extensive.
If you want a fast-read, easy book, this is not it.

5-0 out of 5 stars You must master this book
If you intend to hit the 95th percentile or higher on the USMLE you must master the material in this book. Step 1 is the most important test of your life and if you try to get by with "First Aid" and the BRS book, you will be crushed by the competition. If you aren't interested in a competitive residency then it doesn't matter what you study. If you are interested in Radiology, Ortho, Plastic, Derm or Optho programs (which all demand applicants of the highest cognitive ability) then this is even more essential.

Yes it is longer than most resources so get an early start and start outlining by the start of your second year. In fact, I would suggest First Years start memorizing as soon as they can. Don't forget STEP 1 is the most important exam that you will face far more important than the SAT or MCAT. I might even go so far to say that if you are a senior of junior in Undergrad and belive you can get into medical school and believe that you have the cognitive ability to do one of the hard residencies, then buy this book now and try to read 10-20 pages every day until D DAY arrives at the end of second year because if you blow step 1 then it is over and you will be doing medicine or path or family. FYI for Biochem master that book written by the guy from at Stanford, Pharm-Katzung, Path-Big Robbins Anatomy-Moore will suffice but Gray would be better.

Read all those and you will destroy your competition.

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70. Diagnostic Ultrasound: 2-Volume Set
by Carol M., M.D. Rumack, Stephanie R., M.D. Wilson, J. William, M.D. Charboneau
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Catlog: Book (2004-10-22)
Publisher: Elsevier Mosby
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Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars
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This book is widely considered the definitive comprehensive reference work on adult and pediatric ultrasonography. Its user-friendly, well-organized approach, exceptional color Doppler images, and color boxes highlighting critical diagnostic features have made it a best seller. Particularly popular are its unique image collages, which effectively capture the wide spectrum of ultrasound findings associated with each disorder. The new, 3rd Edition features 5 brand-new chapters, 50% new images, a wealth of information on new contrast agents and new technologies, and many other "must-have" updates. * Provides unique image collages in which 6 - 9 ultrasound images portray the wide range of presentations for each abnormality. * Uses colorful boxes and tables to make key diagnostic features easy to access at a glance. * Includes outstanding, full-color coverage of power Doppler ultrasound. ... Read more

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1-0 out of 5 stars Displeased with a few Chapters
Some of these chapters are out of date and not useful for the radiologist in general practice. I especially disprove of the Charboneau chapters. Rumack and Wilson are excellent!

5-0 out of 5 stars Ýt must be an Ýnitial for introduceing sonography
A resident must read this book first to learn sonografy best.

Allow ý am radiologist any more it must be in my library too.

5-0 out of 5 stars The GOLD Standard again!!
The New England Journal of Medicine (April 9, 1998) and Mayo Clinic Proceedings (May,1998) gave this new edition the highest review (5 Stars). That's as good as it gets.

5-0 out of 5 stars an excellent book!
If the first edition was brilhant this 2nd edition is a must in the field of diagnostic ultrasound. There is an answer of vitually any subject, all with a table with a brief resume. Fotographs are very clear and cover almost every topic. The editors may be proud of its creation, a definitive book in this ever changing and growing medical speciality.

5-0 out of 5 stars THE diagnostic ultrasound texbook
The second edition updates an already definitive textbook of diagnostic ultrasound. The contributors are all luminaries in the field, many having authored their own texts. Dr. Rumack has been able to edit the book into a comprehensive yet readable text. The liberal addition of colored texts, tables and charts greatly enhances comprehension as well as facilitate quick review at the viewbox. It is well worth the price. ... Read more

71. Clinical Guidelines in Family Practice
by Constance R. Uphold, Mary V. Graham
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Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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This up-to-date medical text (4th Edition) contains the latest approaches to diagnosis, evaluation, and management for commonly occurring primary care problems. The most recentdiagnostic and evidence-based treatment guidelines from major authoritative sources are incorporated in order to make this a comprehensive, yet practical and useful book for the primary care clinician.

The book also contains a focus on development assessment for children as well as approaches to commonly occurring behavioral problems.The latest nutrition guidelines from the Institute of Medicine as well as new recommendations by the Third US Preventive Services Task Force are also included. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Essential clinical reference
This book is an essential clinical reference for both NP students and practicing NPs. It is organized in an easy to use format. It contains up-to-date information on diagnosing and managing common illnesses seen in both children and adults. It also contains thorough information on health promotion. I would recommend this book to all students and new clinicians.

5-0 out of 5 stars Best Book For Practice
we use this book in our practice as a policy book for mid-level providers.

5-0 out of 5 stars Invaluable Reference Tool
As a nurse practitioner student, things were much easier once I discovered this reference. As a new graduate nurse practitioner, I KNOW I couldn't survive without this reference. With the focus on evidence-based practice, a provider MUST follow true, tested, approved guidelines to stay up-to-date and free of trouble! Worth every dime and then some.

5-0 out of 5 stars clinical guidelines in family practice
This the "back bone" of my protocals. I wouldn't practice without it, and look forward to the new edtion.

5-0 out of 5 stars Essential guidelines
"Clinical Guidelines in Family Health" is a great tool for the NP or NP student. It contains research backed protocols for managing various problems in the primary care setting. This book served as the core text in my introductory clinical course as a NP student and was considered an essential reference tool by staff and students alike. ... Read more

72. The Weigh Down Diet
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Catlog: Book (1997-02-17)
Publisher: Doubleday
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Average Customer Review: 4.24 out of 5 stars
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"We have been trying to feed our hurting, longing hearts with physical food," writes Gwen Shamblin, registered dietician and founder of the Weigh Down program, which emphasizes "God's power--not 'will power.'" This book offers instruction on how to eat only when physically hungry, how to "nourish the soul with a relationship with God," and how not to confuse different hunger urges. The diet plan teaches you not to overeat by letting you eat exactly what you want, but much less of it.

The key is to understand hunger, recognize fullness, and sense what your body is really calling for. You learn to "rate" food by its appeal, and eat your favorite foods first, stopping when you're getting full (not waiting until you're stuffed). This is not a nutritional guide; in fact, Shamblin's own sample menu is high in fat, cholesterol, sugar, and salt. The Weigh Down Diet is, however, a guide to using your religious beliefs to help you stop overeating and see food in a new light. This book inspires you with scriptural passages, discussions of "God's rules" about eating, and assurances that God's love will help you win your battle with weight. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars A Deep Solution to a Wider Problem
Ms. Shamblin's food research has turned up a real answer to an age-old question. Not too amazingly, God has quite an opinion on this topic. Those who desire to live "by the Book" (and to be free of excess poundage once and for all) will find great hope and much help in her textbook. A "thinking person" cannot miss the depth and clarity of God's heart in this matter. The reality of her findings closely mirror most Biblical teachings--too simple of an approach to be taken seriously by the proud. After managing fitness centers for years, watching people struggle with weight problems, and battling with it myself, I cannot express how grateful I am to Ms. Shamblin for taking the time to search out every passage in the Bible that deals with food, eating, and God's wonderful plan for making it work in the real world. What a refreshing and sound approach to keeping weight in check in a society where being "on a diet" FOREVER is both depressing and unrealistic. Super book!

5-0 out of 5 stars Why aren't Christian's healthier????
Must be all the pot lucks? We need to keep our inheritance and keep good care of our temples. this book will help. I also like Jordan Rubin's "Maker's Diet" and Pastor Henry Wright's "A More Excellent way", which talks also about the spiritual casues for weight gain.

1-0 out of 5 stars Cults are as Cults do
If you could take the diet principles away from Gwen Shamblin and the Remnant church, then you might have something worth supporting. Unfortunately - she has become the idol of the church - and the church lives a cultish existence. Best not to get involved.

1-0 out of 5 stars It Works!
The title of my review is true! I am a former Weigh Down coordinater and a number of years back lost all my weight on this program! I loved Gwen's teachings and they brought me so much closer to God. Now a few years later I find she has left her church and started her own(The Remnant)It clearly states on her website that if you are not obediant to God you will not be saved.There is no Grace in her message.We are saved by grace not by works lest any man should boast.I am saddened by this change because this program had the capacity to help lots of people but due to her blatant twisting of the Word of God I must and with profound sadness no longer support her book, teachings or program. The better alternative is Judy Halliday's Thin Within. If you are still interested in Weigh Down I suggest a search on the Web where you can read for yourself Gwen's beliefs and the statements on her site.See and read for yourself the statement of faith. God Bless you all in your walk with Him!

5-0 out of 5 stars I've tried every diet and always come back to this one
I started this diet in 1997 and went to the classes in addition to reading the book. I lost 5 lbs that time,but every time I would try other diets such as pills, shakes, etc I always came back to Gwen's teachings. Most recently I have lost 15 lbs from eatting when hungry and stopping when full and reading Gwen's book about praying to God for my needs when I want to overeat or eat when not hungry. I've had a weight problem all my life and I'll be 35 this year. I've been on anti depressants off and on thru out my life and those contributed to my weight gain. I couldn't lose the weight until I was off of Paxil. Most recently I tried Slimfast once again and I was so hungry and miserable I finally decided that there is no quick fix and go back to the teachings of Weigh Down because it does work. It's really up to you. It can work quicker if you are faithful to your own hunger cues. Like Gwen had said on one of her tapes, you may not win every battle, but you have to fight it. ... Read more

73. Drug Facts and Comparisons 2005 (Drug Facts and Comparisons)
by Facts and Comparisons
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74. Merck Index: An Encyclopedia of Chemicals, Drugs, & Biologicals
by Maryadele J.O'Neil, AnnSmith, Patricia E.Heckelman, SusanBudavari, Merck
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Catlog: Book (2001-10)
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
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Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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An extensively revised and updated one-volume encyclopedia of chemicals, drugs, and biologicals that contains more than 10,000 monographs. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars MERCK'S REVELATIONS
This edition of "The Merck Index: An Encyclopedia of Chemicals, Drugs, & Biologicals" shows remarkable improvement over its predecessor.
Boasting of diverse groups of chemicals and pharmaceuticals, it is a success in its own right. There are just plenty to be explored! The book brims with accurate up-to-date information. Pharmacists, Medics, Chemists, Biologists, Physicists, Agriculturists, and many other professionals who work with elements, compounds and mixtures will find this book very useful. It is revised, and is complemented with detailed descriptions, which include molecular formulae, molecular weights, as well as the percentage compositions of constituent chemicals in a compound or mixture.
It is a valuable reference tool.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent chemical reference!
This book must be the most organized reference book I have ever used. Its so fulfilling to be able to find exactly what you're looking for when you need it. Includes a common name index, chemical formula index, as well as registry numbers, therapeutic categories for drugs, useful tables, and organic chemical equations. highly recommended!

3-0 out of 5 stars one of those things a chemist shouldn't be without
While not the first reference book I would recommend for a general library, it is certainly one a library or chemist's office shouldn't be without.

This is an encyclopedia, with abstracts on zillions of chemicals. Is this the most authoritative book on the planet? No. If you want that, go read Chem Abstracts.

If you want an handy reference which will give you a pointer in the right direction for information on chemicals/drugs/biologics, then this is for you.

Got chloroform in your waste water and wondering how it might have inadvertently developed from miscellaneous stuff dumped down the drain? Wow - acetone + bleach powder catalyzed with sulfuric acid = chloroform, with citations.

Not always the most useful, but definately a good resource.

1-0 out of 5 stars don't like it
personally, I think that this index has the most innacurate information available. It never has what most people need and it's too hard to use.

5-0 out of 5 stars Bible for chemists and chemistry students
This is the most important and useful chemistry book for chemists and advanced level organic chemistry students. It shows all the physical constants, structures, information about synthesis, toxicity and use and reference. Although there are a few sites that provides the free online Merck Index, if you are into organic chemistry, it is not a bad idea to buy this one. It is much cheaper than the CRC Handbook of chemistry and physics! ... Read more

75. ICD-9-CM International Classification of Diseases, 9th Rev: Clinical Modification, 2005, Vols. 1, 2, & 3
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Catlog: Book (2004-09-01)
Publisher: Practice Management Information Corporation
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Designed especially for hospital coders, hospital billers and insurance claim examiners. Includes ICD-9-CM Volumes 1 & 2 diagnosis codes and Volume 3 procedure codes in a single, compact, space-saving, thumb-indexed and color-coded book, with a comprehensive diagnosis coding tutorial and full-color anatomical charts.

--Improve your diagnosis code accuracy with our color coding and symbol notation system
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--Includes a comprehensive diagnosis coding tutorial
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76. Understanding Nutrition (with CD-ROM and InfoTrac) (Understanding Nutrition)
by Eleanor Noss Whitney, Sharon Rady Rolfes
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Catlog: Book (2004-05-25)
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars
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This best-selling introductory nutrition text in colleges and universities has been used by more than one million students! UNDERSTANDING NUTRITION provides accurate, reliable information through its clear writing, dynamic visuals, and integrated study aids, all of which engage and teach students the basic concepts and applications of nutrition. This comprehensive text includes up-to-date coverage of the newest research and emerging issues in nutrition. The pedagogical features of the text, as well as the authors' approachable style, help to make complex topics easily understandable for students. From its stunningly restyled and refined art program to the market-leading resources that accompany this text, UNDERSTANDING NUTRITION connects with its readers and continues to set the standards for texts used in the course. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Required for a semester, but keeps for a lifetime
Overall, I found this text to be chocked full of helpful knowledge. I was required to purchase this book for a course I took in beginning nutrition, but I will keep it forever because of the wealth of knowledge. The concepts are suburbly explained and illustrations make understanding the information easier. Even though most people buy this for a class, I believe it is easy to read and assimilate the information. The Appendices are chocked full of useful facts about the current diet and exchange lists, including food pyramids and such.

The only information I disagree with is the section on vegetarianism. Surely they could have done a better job and included more than four pages! However, there are plenty of books dedicated solely to vegetarians/vegans that would be more important and informative.

It would also have been nice to see more updated information on fad diets such as Atkins or South Beach with respect to health issues. Or even more recent scientific studies throughout the book would contribute significantly to the reading.

Since the 2004 edition is just coming out, if you can pick up a cheap copy of this edition it is well worth the investment.

5-0 out of 5 stars A Very Balanced Nutrition Textbook
This is a balanced nutrition textbook that combines the concepts of nutrition with exercise, disease states that are caused by nutrition deficiencies, eating a balanced meal, glycolysis cycle and other concepts. This book also has helpful tables in the inside cover of the book and all throughout the chapters of the book.

What makes this book so good is that it goes beyond a textbook. This book can also be used by any individual looking to find ways to eat healthier, lose weight and exercise. This book goes beyond the expectations of a learning textbook and that is what makes this nutrition textbook so good. Of course its primary use is as a textbook for the professor to teach basic concepts of nutrition to its students but IMHO, it can be used for more than that.

Additonally, this book makes the concepts easy to understand to the point that any person can follow the concepts easy. The infotract CD was also helpful as well.

In all for a book that is primarily focused on the concepts of nutrition, it goes beyond its primary focus. It is a great book. Sometimes I wonder if the officials at Jenny Craig Weight Loss Centers fashion their diet plans by just using this book and charge you a ton on money. With this book anyone can eat more healthy and you won't have to spned a ton of money at Jenny Craig Weight Loss centers to do it

A great book. I learned a lot about nutrition with this book. Kudos to the author. :)

4-0 out of 5 stars Easily digestible
I loved reading this book as the language used is very attractive.Information introduced in a very reader friendly way and different colours are used to stop you falling asleep.This book explains even tiny things and avoids complicated pionts by referring the in depth reader to Appendices at the back of the book.I recommend this book for any body intrested to get significant information in a short time.This book is very useful and easily digestible specially if English is not your first language.

5-0 out of 5 stars understandable for a difficult subject!
Although I found this subject much harder than I anticipated, the manner in which Whitney wrote the subject helped me understand the material. I have learned much more than I had thought I would.

4-0 out of 5 stars An awesome book for the above average reader.
This book is very interesting. It has extensive amount of information about everything you ever wanted to know about nutrition. From tables that display the amount of vitamins and minerals your body needs to information of various food items (ie. calories, fats, protien, etc.), this book is for you. Gaining a little to much weight? This book could be a cheaper version of a dietician. However, you may not find this interesting if your english skills are not up to par. Students in post-secondary use this book, so if your english skills are not to good, you might want to try another book. To sum it up, you could use this book but you better be ready to get out that dictionary. ... Read more

77. Human Anatomy & Physiology Laboratory Manual, Cat Version (8th Edition)
by Elaine N. Marieb
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Catlog: Book (2004-03-12)
Publisher: Benjamin Cummings
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\Elaine Marieb's clearly written and comprehensive lab manuals guide readers through well-planned and interesting lab activities, and feature illustrations and full-color photographs that help readers better understand the material. Designed to stand alone or for use with other materials, each manual offers hands-on experience with anatomical structures and physiological concepts to aid in mastery of the subject. This lab manual also includes detailed cat dissection exercises. The new PhysioEx\'aa Version 5.0 now includes Blood Analysis laboratory simulations and online worksheets with multiple-choice answers that can be instantly scored.The scientific method, metrics, the human body, the microscope, the cell, histology, the integumentary system and body membranes, plus coverage of the skeletal, muscular, nervous, endocrine, circulatory, respiratory, digestive, urinary and reproductive systems, development, heredity, surface anatomy, dissection exercises, PhysioEx\'aa Computer Simulations, PhysioEx\'aa Review Sheets, PhysioEx\'aa Histology Review Supplement, Histology Atlas, Human Anatomy Atlas, Review Sheets.For college instructors and students, or anyone interested in human anatomy & physiology.} ... Read more

78. The Complete German Commission E Monographs: Therapeutic Guide to Herbal Medicines
by Mark Blumenthal, Siegrid Klein, Chance Riggins, Robert Rister
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Average Customer Review: 3.29 out of 5 stars
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4-0 out of 5 stars Important work if one understands its place
This is an important work, helping to document the validity of herbal medicine. However, it is not an all-encompassing work and obviously isn't referenced. Nevertheless, the German Commission E's method of publishing monographs based on the information gathered from companies, researchers, and practitioners (but apparently kept confidential) serves a useful purpose. It is always helpful to consult this text to get some solid conformation for common traditional uses. Every practitioner and researcher should have this book, though it certainly cannot be used in a vacuum.

2-0 out of 5 stars Huge Disappointment!
I had hoped this book could be my benchmark for herbal information. What I found was a book that was hard to use with little useful information. ... Otherwise, Facts and Comparisions' Review of Natural Products is a better choice.

5-0 out of 5 stars The Most Solid and Dependable Work on the Market
I have worked with herbs for many decades and have shelves and shelves full of works on Herbs and Healing. The German Commission E Monographs is still an often used Reference that in my oppinion belongs on everyone's shelf who works with Herbs. True, it does not cover all that the herbs are capable of and due to lack of proof, many wonderful herbs are not approved, BUT, and this is most important, whatever you find in this book is scientifically proven and you can believe it. I VERY strongly recomend this book, and the CD as well. Whenever you explore a new herb, or need to know facts, check it out in the Commission E Monographs. Then you have a very good outline from where you can start to work with, and together with other herbals get to know and experiment to arrive at your own conclusion. And that is not to mention the inclusion of interaction with other drugs, side effects, mode of administration, active composition for each monograph and different chapters that cover all that is important. A MUST for every practitioner and professional. A MUST for Everyone involved in healing, period. If you can only buy one book on herbs, I would recomend this one. Herbs are gentle and effective healers as a rule. That does not mean that when handeled and prescribed wrong they can't be fatal and dangerous as well. Due to a long time of suppression, there's much information that is doubtful at best, plain wrong and harmful at worst. So even if it's not always approving old favorites, and not mentioning all properties of all herbs, it is an amazing work. Non Nonsense and you can count on everything it says to be true. Five Stars? No way, but that's the maximum available. I would give it many more if I could. But YOU be the judge. Check it out for yourself in a store if in doubt. But don't let this work pass you without giving it a chance. It is truly a treassure.

1-0 out of 5 stars WHERE ARE THE REFERENCES?
The monographs lack any sort of scientific references. A true reference manual should list references so the reader can verify the conclusions made.

5-0 out of 5 stars Wow! A Terrific Reference based on years of research
I love this book. I have yet to come across such a comprehensive manual that covers all of what we know about herbs to date. The German Commission E has been the leading group to study and report the beneficial effects and bad side effects, in some cases, of herbs since the 70's. With the explosion of alternative medicine in America, and with everybody and their brother claiming to be a nutritionist or herbalist (whatever that means) and understand herbs, we need a manual like this that tells the truth. This book also standardizes what the appropriate dosages of certain herbs are to help with certain ailments. I don't know about you, but I get a different dosage recommendation on every bottle and from every so called herbalist I meet. This is because the FDA does not require studies to be done on herbs and supplements in the US. Thus, we can only turn to what Germany has been doing for over 20 years to study these wonderful plants, because Germany does require that their use, dosage information and side effects be studied before they can be given to the public. Just because someone claims wonderful benefits from an herb or that it has been used for years does not mean there are no side effects. Marijuana and cocaine are natural and have been used for years too - I think the side effects have been well demonstrated. It is nice to have a reference that puts my mind to ease about whether what I'm putting in my body will help or harm me. ... Read more

79. Current Surgical Therapy (Current Surgical Therapy)
by John L. Cameron
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Catlog: Book (2004-05-01)
Publisher: C.V. Mosby
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Average Customer Review: 4.75 out of 5 stars
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The 8th Edition of this much-lauded reference of general and vascular surgery presents all-new coverage of contemporary management. 300 contributors¡Xselected not only for their prominence in the field, but also for their active involvement in patient care¡Xoffer practice-proven approaches that reflect all of the scientific and technical advances of the last three years. Brief, focused chapters make this an ideal tool for board examinations and recertification as well as preparation before surgery. For faster reference, chapters follow a consistent format. 1,075 illustrations and diagrams make every nuance of technique easy to follow. Diagnosis and pathophysiology are discussed only to the extent that they affect treatment choices, enabling the text to focus on the hands-on, how-tos surgeons need.

„h Focuses entirely on contemporary surgical management, making it an excellent reference for the surgeon who wants to keep abreast of new techniques or brush up on other procedures.

Brief, focused chapters written by an acknowledged expert in the field makes this an ideal study tool for board examinations and recertification. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Surgeon's best friend
If you only have time to read one book, this is the one. Every topic is boiled down to only the pure gold. All the useless facts that you can't remember anyway are left out. Presented in an easy to understand, easy to remember format. This is really all you need. I plan on reading every new issue when available. By the way, I've read Schwartz, Norton, Sabiston, and ACS over the past few years. All are good, but I already work long enough hours for my free time to be spent reading such lengthy texts.

3-0 out of 5 stars Good, But:
This is an easy to read surgery text with up to date techniques and tests; however, there are numerous errors in the text. For the most part they are simple ones, easily reasoned out (i.e. gastric pH decreased with PPIs); but, for a seventh edition this kind of sloppiness calls into question the integrity of rest of the text.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent text
Excellent text overall and in details. Very helpful in everyday practice and in Board preparation.

5-0 out of 5 stars Must have for boards
This is the book which any surgeon studying for the general surgery oral boards MUST read. It covers a broad range of practical information.

FYI -- When I took my boards, everyone told me to read Schwartz for the written and Cameron for the orals; I did that and passed (I think) easily. Although I think some of the new textbooks such as Dr. Greenfield's give Schwartz a run for the money, no other book challenges Cameron for studying for the oral boards.

5-0 out of 5 stars boards
This book is why I passed my oral ... Read more

80. Tarascon Internal Medicine & Critical Care Pocketbook, Third Edition
by Robert J. Lederman, James S. Winshall, James S Winshall, Robert J Lederman
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Catlog: Book (2004-05)
Publisher: Tarascon Publishing
Sales Rank: 2247
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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The Internal Medicine & Critical Care Pocketbook, 3rd Edition is designed as the ultimate portable reference for the busy Internal Medicine or ICU practitioner. This concise, organized pocket guide is packed with essential lists, figures & tables providing instant reminders of hard-to-remember yet vitally important clinical information. The Tarascon Internal Medicine & Critical Care Pocketbook is meticulously referenced and provides expert commentary on current academic controversies within the field. You will wonder how you ever practiced medicine without it! ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Ahandy reference for the sedulous clinician !!
This pocketbook is an excellent resource and a quick reference for information in internal medicine and critical care. It is very convenient to use.

5-0 out of 5 stars An excellent mini-reference guide
I am a critical care RN and have been in the business for over 21 years; there are very few critical care texts I haven't seen, and many of them I own.A colleague shared his Tarascon Int. Med. and Crit. Care Pocketbook with me, and I was hooked.In one small volume, easily fitting in a lab coat pocket are all the fun factoids you need on rounds , at the bedside, or when on the phone with the on-call or attending.It touches on all major pathologies you are likely to encounter, and outlines their treatments according to national standards and accepted protocols.For me, it has replaced carrying many of the laminated fact cards I had jammed in my pockets.

5-0 out of 5 stars The Dark-Horse of Pocket Guides
In contrast to its ubiquitous cousin, the Tarascon Pharmacopoeia, this book is infrequently used and is a relative unknown amongst my colleagues.That's a shame, because this book provides a wealth of useful, easily accessible information.Despite the fact that I carry other databases including my own notes or "peripheral brain" on my handheld, this book provides me with answers I don't find anywhere else.

The information is broad and varied including the bread and butter differential diagnoses of mixed acid-base disorders, to ventilator weaning parameters, PIOPED data, rheumatologic autoantibodies and in what diseases a given antibody is prominent as well as the criteria for fluid analysis of any type (e.g. joint, CSF, pleural, ascites, etc.), EKG criteria et cetera ad naseum.As a quick, information packed reference, it's easily worth the small amount it costs.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Pocket Reference
I bought the Tarascon Internal Medicine & Critical Care Pocketbook at the advice of my Residency Program Director.It really is an amazing book.The tables are very easy to interpet, and there is a wealth of information about all the common diseases seen in a hospital setting. As an Internal Medicine resident, I would give it 2 thumbs up.An essential pocket book to carry around. ... Read more

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