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141. CURRENT Obstetric & Gynecological Diagnosis & Treatment
by Alan H. DeCherney, LaurenNathan
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Asin: 0838514014
Catlog: Book (2002-10-15)
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Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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Completely revised and updated, this comprehensive reference provides the latest clinically relevant information on all aspects of women's health care. New contributors offer up-to-the-minute reports on late pregnancy complications, multiple pregnancy, third-trimester hemorrhage, and infertility. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Best choice for medical students
Best choice for medical students who desire an introduction to Obstetrics an Gynecology. Includes guidelines for treatment. The first book at this speciallity for newcomers. ... Read more

142. American Medical Association Manual of Style : A Guide for Authors and Editors (AMA)
by Cheryl Iverson, Annette Flanagin, Phil B., Md. Fontanarosa, Richard M., Md. Glass, Paula Giltman, Jane C. Lantz, Harriet S., Md. Meyer, Jeanette M., Md. Smith, Margaret A., Md. Winker, Roxanne K. Young
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Asin: 0683402064
Catlog: Book (1997-12-01)
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5-0 out of 5 stars A style manual you will rarely close
The specific goal of the American Medical Association Manual of Style: A Guide for Authors and Editors is to codify and collect the myriad instructions, rules, and dictums that AMA applies to the many journals, books, and other publications that are printed under its imprint. The more general goal, perhaps not stated, is to broaden the influence of those standards so they encompass more of the medical publishing community.

The book, developed by a committee of writers, editors, and publishers, is organized around five major categories, Preparing an Article for Publication, Style, Terminology, Measurement and Quantitation, and Technical Information. Each of these categories is, in turn, broken down into chapters that probe various aspects of each category. Finding information is easy, and the writers have used examples generously to make the points clear.

The first section, Preparing an Article for Publication, is, naturally slanted more toward authors and those who toil to prepare author's manuscripts for publication. There are many guidelines offering advice that ranges from preparing the abstract to preparing any of six different types of acknowledgments. Editors and copy editors would do well to review this chapter as well. The section on citing Web sites alone is crucial reading.

I suspect, but cannot prove, that many researchers will not read deeply beyond the opening chapter, feeling that the remaining sections are more the province of copy editors and journal editors. Perhaps there is some merit to that line of thinking, but all authors in the medical sciences would benefit from the copious advice here, and the better writers, I'm sure, do follow the principles of grammar, punctuation, capitalization, and usage set forth in the section on style. Common mistakes, such as confusing case and patient, redundancies, and the ever so ticklish topic of race/ethnicity are some of the many points discussed thoroughly.

The section on terminology is so mind-bogglingly detailed that all one can hope to do is remember that the AMA Style Guide will almost always have the answer if you have a question about an abbreviation (how many times is something mistakenly called an acronym instead of an initialism?), medical nomenclature (a huge chapter that is the heart of the book), or eponyms (which, thanks to this guide may now be a topic we can quit haggling over).

Measurement and Quantitation continue to be a bane for many writers and editors, though without delving too much into specifics, let's say that this section will answer most questions but not without careful reading and perhaps a look at the Chicago Manual of Style for a bit clearer presentation on this topic. The chapter on statistics, unique to this guide, notes how to express confidence intervals, confirms that the word Student in Student t test is capitalized (sorry, but this text editor on does not display the italic t), provides a list of statistical symbols and abbreviations, and offers valuable tips about displaying equations. And those examples barely hint at the wealth of information here.

A final section on technical information provides a thumbnail guide to good layout and design of printed materials, worthy sets both of copyediting marks and proofreading marks (which are no doubt often photocopied and posted in a visible location), an excellent primer on how to edit hard copy, and a glossary of publishing terms.

If you are a medical writer or editor, odds are that you already either have a copy of this guide or you borrow one from a colleague. If you are an aspiring medical communicator, you will need your own copy so you can mark in it, attach tabs, and leave open on your desk.

5-0 out of 5 stars thank you cheryl Ă½verson for that work
I read the book , I feel that work is very nice ,and I give that 5 star ,

4-0 out of 5 stars I recommend it for all medical writers
I really liked this book. I was searching for such a useful manual for a long time, and at last found it! It is not only helpful and authorative but also written in a very user-friendly fashion. All those who are involved in medical writing can learn from (and perhaps enjoy) this book. Go on and take a look at it before starting to write your next piece! ... Read more

143. Gray's Anatomy: The Anatomical Basis of Clinical Practice
by Susan Standring
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Catlog: Book (2004-11-24)
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Not since it first published in 1858 has Gray's Anatomy introduced so much innovation to the world of anatomical references. A team of renowned clinicians, anatomists, and basic scientists have radically transformed this classic resource to incorporate all of the newest anatomical knowledge...reorganized it by body region to parallel clinical practice...and added many new surface anatomy, radiologic anatomy, and microanatomy images to complement the exquisite artwork that the book is known for. In addition, a new, multimedia package enables users to consult the printed book... access a dynamic, continuously updated web site...or explore a CD-ROM containing all of the book's images plus 9 fully rotatable, strippable anatomical models. Although there are now many books called "Gray's Anatomy," only this 39th Edition carries on the true lineage of the original text. And, only this 39th Edition delivers so much pragmatic, clinically indispensable information. ... Read more

144. Katzung's Pharmacology: Examination and Board Review
by Anthony J. Trevor, Bertram G. Katzung, Susan B. Masters
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Catlog: Book (2001-08-06)
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Average Customer Review: 4.43 out of 5 stars
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Katzung is the book of choice for medical students, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and any other health care student who needs a thorough review of pharmacology. This new edition has USMLE-type questions, case studies, and new information on herbal supplements. --Carolyn Lewis ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars great
This is what I used for pharm class in medical school (even though I bought the 'Big' one too). It's clear, simple and is great to use in your course and then again when studying for boards.

4-0 out of 5 stars Excellent and complete book
This is the perfect book for using concurrently with a medical school pharmacology course. It is more complete and accurate than Lippincott and it contains amazing figures and graphs that help to delineate the differences between similar drugs, for example the catecholoamine receptor agonists.

It would be difficult to get through this whole book if you started from scratch a month or two before the boards, but if you used it along with your pharmacology course then it is excellent for review. Each chapter is followed by useful board-type questions that help you assess how much you have absorbed.

In addition Lange offers this book in a size guaranteed to satisfy every customre. If you use this book during the year and then study for the shelf using their "USMLE Road Map: Pharmacology" you will have a very easy time memorizing the facts from this smaller book, because it corresponds nicely to this medium-sized text.

I think that this book is very well-organized. Possibly more importantly I think that the index and the appendixes make looking up drugs and side effects very easy which makes this book a great reference to keep even after you've taken Step I. It's still on my shelf and I have used it for reference during my third year clerkships.

4-0 out of 5 stars Katzung's Pharmacology: Examination and Board Review
This book is a great book in that covers all the material you need in a proper pharmacology course, as Lippincott is very deficient. As a review book, the style in which it is written makes it a bit difficult for review. Each drug should be covered separately, and all its effects should be included with it. The book should also contain better tables, listing both drug effects and adverse effects: since certain drugs are better than others in the same group, and some drugs are used for different purposes. It would make it a bit easier to review, since it is supposed to be a review book. In other words, the book is written nicely with excellent figures, but the tables are unthoughtful and deficient for reviewing purposes. One COMPLETE table of all drugs should be placed in the back of the book as well, listing drug effects and adverse effects for a quick review. Katzung and trevor didn't do such a great job with organising this book, so you must use it and make your own tables and notes... proper ones... so that you may be able to quickly review.

4-0 out of 5 stars Katzung's Pharmacology: Examination and Board Review
Oh, and the questions are good, though highly detailed and picky. Use another question source as an adjunct to maximise thinking more broadly about the pharmacology topics; to help you get the bigger picture.

4-0 out of 5 stars A More 'Realistic" choice than the full version
I originally bought the full textbook version of this (Katzung's Basic and Clinical Pharmacology). I thought it was a great book, full of good information. If you are in a scenario where you have the time to read it, it is a great purchase!
Now, if you are reading this, you probably want something more concise than "Basic and Clinical Pharmacology". Katzung's Examination and Board Review is a good start. It seems to be a good compromise between a full textbook and a review book that is little more than an outline. This book can be used to learn intial concepts as well as review them. It is a good choice for someone who needs to learn the material, but doesn't have the time to read the "big book". I highly recommend it for medical students/ ... Read more

145. Lippincott's Review for NCLEX-RN (Book with CD-Rom for Windows)
by Diane McGovern Billings, Diane Billings
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Catlog: Book (2002-01-15)
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
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Average Customer Review: 4.47 out of 5 stars
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If you're a senior nursing student, you know that it's impossible to practice too much for the NCLEX. So you'll love the new Lippincott's Review, which gives you over 5,000 exam-style questions with answers and rationales in the book, plus another 1,000 on the companion CD-ROM. By the time you can answer them all correctly, the boards will be a snap. --Carolyn Lewis ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars CGFNS - a breeze thru this tough exam
This book has a massive collection of questions covering a broad range of topics needed to answer the cgfns exam.
The CD which is part of this book has a nice program which has a random question generator from the various topics. Extremely helpful to evaluate your performance on the test.
If you can consistently get over 80% on these practice tests, you've cleared your cgfns test.
Note: In addition to this book you need to have supplemental study material too. The more the material the better your preparation for this exam.

5-0 out of 5 stars I pass the NCLEX the first time
I highly recommend this book esp. if you're out of college for more than 5 years because it would refresh all the knowledge you have learn in school.It really helped me analyze the questions and choose the correct answer.The CD rom was helpful too since it was similar with the actual CAT exam and it would give you alot of practice on how to take the NCLEX under pressure.Good Luck and I hope this book would also be your next bestfriend.

2-0 out of 5 stars Helpful practice book, but watch for a few things...
I used this book to study for my finals in nursing school. I noticed that on my final i came across a question very similiar(actually, identicle) to this book. My professor used 5 questions from this review book on the exam.

My problem with this book was a few things. The wording of questions were ackward. For example, "Impending hypoglycemia" measurement. If anyone knows the meaning to "impending" and what the value range is for hypoglycemia is would understand why there is a flaw in how the question and answer do not match up. If anyone thinks differently, let me know. I think the answer given is incorrect or in the least misleading--needlessly.
I recommend Mosby's NCLEX- RN made incredibly easy and Kaplan's NCLEX review instead.

1-0 out of 5 stars Watch out!
I purchased this book to prepare myself for the NCLEX-RN and was very disappointed with the results. I took MANY of the practice tests on the CDROM and after completing them I would review the questions the computer said I had "missed" only to find that the computer was marking them as the correct answers when I reviewed them. The book says you must score 75% on their practice tests in order to pass boards, and all my results were in the 74-76% range, but with many of the "incorrect" answers ending up being "correct" it did not help me do anything except be very stressed out! I took the Mosby's online practice and scored in the 94th percentile--a more true reflexion of my abilities--I passed boards without any problem, but no thanks to this book.

5-0 out of 5 stars great reviewer!
this book is not for nclex only. this book can be used by any nursing student to review important topic discussed in school.

the cd is great!!! but why not put more of those questions in the book on the cd? ... Read more

146. Merriam Webster's Collegiate Thesaurus
by Merriam-Webster
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Asin: 0877791694
Catlog: Book (1994-01-01)
Publisher: Merriam-Webster
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Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Find the right word to enrich communication. Alphabetical lists include more than 340,000 synonyms, antonyms, related and contrasted words, and idioms. Brief definitions describe the meaning shared by synonyms. Thumb-notched, and jacketed. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Meets my needs
I imagine there may be a better thesaurus out there somewhere, but this one meets my everyday needs just fine.

3-0 out of 5 stars Merriam-Webster disappoints for once
This will do if you only use a thesaurus occasionally but it won't do for the rest of us. The usually superlative Merriam-Webster product line missed the beat with this one. Although Roget's is a bit more time consuming to use, it is infinitely more rewarding than this volume. I was very disappointed at the small number of synonyms found for each entry in Merriam. In Roget, you can easily find many words that differ by only the slightest and most subtle shade of meaning. In this book, if it isn't an exact match, you won't know about it. I also saw no point to including antonyms in a thesaurus. I would have preferred many more synonyms included in the space used for antonyms.

5-0 out of 5 stars THE single best tool to improve your writing
Most other dictionary-format thesauri (Roget’s II, for instance) simply won’t give you what you want on the first try. If, for instance, you want a more decorous word for “smelly” you’re brusquely told to “see MALODOROUS”. This means that most of the words you are likely to be looking up require a time-wasting two step process: first find the word you want to replace, then find the main entry for that concept. By the time you’ve finished flipping back and forth through the pages you’ve forgotten what it is your looking for.

The Webster’s version is a thousand times more convenient. If you look up a specific word you’re guaranteed to find about a dozen or so of the most common synonyms right there (funky, stinky, rank, etc.). This first entry is probably all you’ll need and it constitutes the main time-saving benefit of this edition. But there’s more. The real verbomaniacs among us get referred to the main entry of the concept. Here you’ll find the mother lode of words, often numbering into the dozens and ranging from the most commonplace to the ridiculously obscure (e.g. mephitic, olid, or stenchful). You’ll also find related terms (vile, rotten, pestilential), contrasting terms (deoderized, fresh, clean), and antonyms (fragrent, sweet) all in the same place, just as you would in Roget’s conceptually arranged International edition. Like I said, most writers are sure to find what they need on the first try.

The only other thesaurus that approaches this one is the Random House Collegiate, but I don’t think that one has definitions; this one does. I’m also pretty sure this one has more words than Random House, Roget’s 21st Century, or any other.

(I’m glad the guy below got to know thesaurus.)

5-0 out of 5 stars good material for GRE
If you want to take GRE GMAT or want to know thesaurus, it is.

AND It is cheaper than other books ... Read more

147. Life-Span Development, 9e with Student CD and PowerWeb
by John W Santrock, John Santrock
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Catlog: Book (2003-05-12)
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages
Sales Rank: 57171
Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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This best-selling, learning style-focused textbook is designed for thechronologically organized human development course.It is widely adopted for being the most accurate and up to date text available.Included in this new edition are the largest number of 21st century citations of any text on the market, a streamlined chapter organization and Learning Goals-driven learning system, and thoroughly integrated coverage of culture, ethnicity, and gender. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Educational Resource
This book describes the very essence of life in a definite and distinctive way. There are no underlying factors or confusing verbage. The reader can simply investigate a topic of interest while receiving the information in its complete totality.

The format of this book is simply wonderful. Santrock does an excellent job in allowing the reader to not only expand upon early life-span development . . . But he also introduces the reader to the various theories that helped shaped life-span development. In this book you learn of Vygotsky, Erickson, and Piaget and many, many others.

I personally found this book to be of great help during my graduate studies. It provided me with practically everything that I needed on the subject of "development" and was a #1 source of reference in all practicums and papers.

I am exceedingly happy that this book has renewed another edition and look forward to adding this updated version to my already sprawling collection.

4-0 out of 5 stars The book is nicely articulated and well organized.
I found the book to be a wonderful resource, and it is filled with an abundance of significant information. The book also presents a great understanding of lifespan development and articulates the knowledge in a clear way. College students should find it an easy read, along with many nice pictures and helpful tables.

3-0 out of 5 stars Very brief explanations of Life Span stages
Although the book is very colorful and has many articles that can help people use the knowledge in everyday life, the chapters (divided into life stages) are very sketchy and have very little new knowledge for college-aged students. ... Read more

148. The Anatomy Coloring Book (3rd Edition)
by Wynn Kapit, Lawrence M. Elson
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Catlog: Book (2001-06-25)
Publisher: Benjamin Cummings
Sales Rank: 1934
Average Customer Review: 4.92 out of 5 stars
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Often imitated, never duplicated.

  • New! Lay-flat binding makes coloring easier.
  • New! 8 plates have been added: Accessory Structures of the Skin, Temporomandibular Joint, Upper Limb: Shoulder (Glenohumeral) Joint, Upper Limb: Elbow Joints, Lower Limb: Male and female Pelves, Lower Limb: Sacroiliac and Hip Joints, Lower Limb: Knee Joints, Somatic Visceral Receptors.
  • New! 7 additional sections: Skeletal and Articular Systems, Skeletal Muscular System, Central Nervous System, Central Nervous System: Cavities and Coverings, Peripheral Nervous System, Autonomic Nervous System, Human Development.

For over 23 years, The Anatomy Coloring Book has been the leading human anatomy coloring book, offering concisely written text and precise, extraordinary hand-drawn figures. Organized according to body systems, each of the 170 plates featured in this book includes an ingenious color-key system anatomical terminology is linked to detail illustration of the structures of the body.

Wynn Kapit graduated in 1955 from the University of Miami, Florida with honors in Business Administration and Law. He then attended Art Center School in Los Angeles and worked in New York as a graphic designer and advertising art director from 1960-66. He moved to California to pursue a painting career and was given a one-man show at the Legion of Honor in San Francisco in 1968. He then attended the University of California at Berkeley and received a Masters in Painting and worked as a portraitist and teacher of figure drawing.

While taking a class in human anatomy at San Francisco City College, he discovered a way to effectively learn the subject by coloring in drawings, diagrams and names. The teacher of the course, Lawrence Elson, Ph.D. agreed to help him produce a coloring book. Elson wrote and Kapit designed and illustrated The Anatomy Coloring Book, which was published in 1977 and has been a widely-translated bestseller ever since. The Physiology Coloring Book was published in 1987, with the assistance of two professors from Berkeley: Robert Macey and Esmail Meisami. The Geography Coloring Book was published in 1991; Kapit drew the maps and wrote the text. The Anatomy Coloring Book was published in a second edition in 1993, and second editions of Geography and Physiology Coloring Books will be published in 1997.

Lawrence M. Elson received his undergraduate degree from the University of California, Berkeley in Zoology (Pre-Med), and completed his graduate and Ph.D. work in Human Anatomy also at the University of California, Berkeley. Elson has served as an instructor in human anatomy at the City College of San Francisco, an assistant professor of anatomy at Baylor College of Medicine, and as a lecturer at numerous additional universities and professional organizations.

Elson is the founder and president of Coloring Concepts, Inc. (CCI), producer and packager of college level, educational, scientific directed-coloring texts. He is the author/co-author of the Anatomy Coloring Book, Human Brain Coloring Book, Zoology Coloring Book, and Microbiology Coloring Book.

Presently, he is principally functioning as a clinical and forensic anatomist retained as a consultant to governments, provinces, insurance and other corporations, and law firms on causation of injury issues in cases in or anticipated to be involved in litigation.

Future plans include expanding CCI by developing new titles in the physical sciences and other education-related disciplines.

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5-0 out of 5 stars A Must Have for Students of Anatomy, Massage, etc.
Just when you thought they couldn't improve on the original, they keep making it better. The third edition contains all the strengths of the first two editions with dynamite new additions that will help all students of anatomy. Go down to your local hobby shop and buy the biggest set of felt tip pens you can find. After the book is colored, it should be kept as a quick reference book. You color the labels to match the illustrations, so it's easy to look back and spot the name of the muscle, bone, organ, etc. Make sure to read the section on HOW TO USE THIS BOOK before you begin coloring.

As the owner of a massage therapy school, we use this book and Salvo's Massage Therapy: Principles and Practice as our two main texts. It is incredible for those who are visual learners. We highly recommend it.

5-0 out of 5 stars A Great Anatomy Aid -- A must for med students
This book is the best reference on the human body I've found! It focuses individually on each system, with large ready-to-color pages. This book list all bones and muscles in the human body (in the drawings, too) and reveals their locations. It goes into extreme detail about everything, and shows a fetal circulation diagram, which I have had trouble finding in other books. This book lists the view names (anterior, posterior, superior, ventral, etc.) and gives a diagram. It even spends some time talking about cells and tissues, with a colorable diagram of a cell. This book is a MUST for med students, and would make a great reference book for physicians. I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in human anatomy, for I sure am enjoying it. Also check out "The Physiology Coloring Book, 2nd Edition". Note:For this book you should have a good supply of quality colored pencils, probably about 30, including gray and black.

5-0 out of 5 stars think this is a kid's book? think again
I am in college-level beginning anatomy and the instructor was quizzing the class on terminology. He gave the definition or pointed to a body part and we had to shout out the answer. I knew all of the terms while my classmates struggled.

During break, my classmates asked how I knew/remembered this stuff. My answer? "The Anatomy Coloring Book." They blithely dismissed it as kid's stuff, a _coloring_ book. Well, that may be...but *I* know the material.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Study Aide!
This book was a life saver when I had to take anatomy! It soo saved me! I was better able to study for tests and I actually learned different sections of things such as the brain and cardiovascular system. If you are taking anatomy, I highly recommend this! It will help tremendously!

5-0 out of 5 stars Great Addition to Any Anatomy Text
I purchased this while taking a course in Anatomy, and did much better in the class. What would take the text a chapter to explain, this book explained in a few pages - sometimes in a few paragraphs. It was much easier to understand the organ systems when you could actually see how things worked. The coloring aspect to me at first, seemed rather silly, but it was so much fun that I quickly got past that! I would definately recommend this book to anyone taking anatomy - purchase it with your other texts if you can (I waited till mid semester to buy mine), and start off using it as a study guide - it will definately help. They make many other of these types of books also, so if you are studying biology, microbiology, physiology, and so on, it might also help to get these. ... Read more

149. Complications: A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science
by Atul Gawande
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Asin: 0312421702
Catlog: Book (2003-04-01)
Publisher: Picador USA
Sales Rank: 995
Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars
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In gripping accounts of true cases, surgeon Atul Gawande explores the power and the limits of medicine, offering an unflinching view from the scalpel’s edge. Complications lays bare a science not in its idealized form but as it actually is—uncertain, perplexing, and profoundly human.
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5-0 out of 5 stars A "Must Read" Written By A Harvard Surgeon
If you have ever been a surgical patient, or expect you might become one in the future, I highly recommend that you read Dr. Atul Gawande's "Complications: A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science". If you are a medical student, I highly recommend that you read the book twice - once for you and then again for your patients.

Gawande, as a seventh year Harvard surgical resident, offers reflective insight regarding his observations and experience as a surgeon. From failed attempts to insert a central line as a new resident, to his pride of attending his first medical conference with more senior house personnel, readers easily share in his frustrations, delights, and challenges.

This book will encourage you to appreciate the ethical dilemmas surgeons face as they evaluate new procedures and self-police their own performance and that of their peers. Gawande reveals that even surgeons are mystified by the amazing human body and sometimes cannot explain how or why our bodies react the way they do to surgery.

This book should not be mistaken for a gruesome account of risky surgical procedures performed late at night by sleepy-eyed residents. Gawande's descriptions of his patients and their surgical cases are detailed, but he provides them as intellectual case-in-points rather than the yellow journalism of blood and guts shown on TV and in the movies.

This book will make you think...sometimes harder than you want may even make you realize that surgery is not perfect and neither are even the best surgeons.

A real page turner and a fast read. Don't cheat yourself by skipping over this one!

4-0 out of 5 stars Essay Collection from Surgeon, New Yorker author
This book is basically a collection of essays Gawande has published in the New Yorker, where he is a staff writer, along with a few from Slate. His writing style is similar to that of Malcolm Gladwell, Jerome Groopman, and other New Yorker authors of the David Remnick era - intelligent and clear.

Gawande is a surgical resident, so he is experienced enough to have insight into the medical profession and practices of surgeons, but still new enough in the field to bring a keen critical mind and the clarity of a relative outsider's perspective. Also, his compassion is one of his distinct qualities and shines through in the writing.

If you are a regular New Yorker reader, you probably have already read all of these essays. The brilliant essay about why doctors make mistakes is included, as well as memorable essays about when good doctors go bad, and how the practice of autopsy goes in and out of fashion. The only one that was new to me was the one about a surgeons' convention, which was entertaining but not crucial reading. It is nice to have them all in once place, but unless you are a completist or a rabid Gawande fan, I'd recommend getting it from the library or waiting for the paperback.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent
This book was on my "suggested" reading list for my first year of medical school. I was dreading this list, so I started with this book first. I was extremely surprised to find this book easy to read, entertaining, and enlightening. I managed to read it in less than a day, and it left me with many impression on what to really expect when I undergo my training as a physician and beyond when I am really going to be expected to be a machine.

4-0 out of 5 stars Complications
One must think to themselves whether or not they trust the man behind the mask. Before reading this book I had never given second thought as to putting my life in my doctor's hands, however that quickly changed.

In the book COMPLICATIONS: A SURGEON'S NOTES ON AN IMPERFECT SCIENCE by Atul Gawande many successes and failures are explored through out his journey as a surgical resident. These stories are interesting as well as informational. As a person in the emergency medical field as well I realized that I see things on a daily basis that parallel the experience as a resident. This book contains multiple essays written by Gawande and it is an easy read if you can stomach the gruesome details. I would recommend this book to anyone especially those in a health care field.

5-0 out of 5 stars Without failures, there are no successes.
Atul Gawande's book Complications: A surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science is a gruesomely descriptive account of the path to becoming a good doctor through the successes and failures of being a medical resident. To those with weak stomachs, this book can be difficult to read at times. However, it shows the true humanism of even the most trusted in society. Without failures, there are no successes.

The book begins by describing a trauma incident, involving a young man who had been shot. He was hooked up to a catheter when it was discovered that he was internally bleeding, so he was told that he needed immediate surgery. He was put under, and his chest was opened up. The surgeons looked for a hole or excess blood in his bladder or rectum. What was found? Nothing. Not even a bullet was found. About a week later, a bullet was found in a completely different spot than where it had entered. How can one, as a surgeon, explain this rare phenomenon? Sometimes there are mistakes or misjudgments, and other times there are just bizarre occurrences.

The book is beneficial to read, since all people are patients at one time or another in life. Yes, with successes in medicine, there can always be strange and rare mistakes. However, through reading this book, one can learn that being educated about their health and asking questions no matter how trivial is not only beneficial to the patient; it is beneficial to the resident. This book forces us to nurture an understanding between the doctor and the patient, even in times of trouble. No one wants to be the patient that the resident is "practicing on," but how can we have experienced doctors if no risks are taken? ... Read more

150. Pathophysiology of Disease
by Stephen J. McPhee, Vishwanath R. Lingappa, William F. Ganong
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*This concise review of pathophysiology presents each disease as disordered physiology
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2-0 out of 5 stars Graduate Nursing Student
I found the book vague and unclear. It was recommended as a "reference" book for a graduate level pathophysiology course and it was the first book I returned. There are several other books on pathophysiology that are on the market for about the same price or a bit more that are MUCH more thorough and useful for undergraduate, graduate or medical student reference. I would NOT recommend this book for anyone looking at any type of indepth medical information.

2-0 out of 5 stars Very confusing book for USMLE prep
Hi there first of all I would like to say that I am from Brazil, Recife, Pernambuco. I went to a university called UPE, FESP which is in the north east part of Brazil. I bought this book because I thought that it would complement BRS pathology'
But it really didn't so as I thought that it would;
I mean it does but its like discussing too much one some points so its just not really a good book for the USMLE step1 prep; I was actually led to think that because of something I had read on the first aid book that said that '
Really did not like the book at all for the usmle prep. Although you can see that it's a very well made book and they put their hearts into making it but it's just not good enough for the boards.
It's not serving me any good I barely opened it since I bought it and I got their latest edition it was sort of a waste of money for me' I think that this book might be of value for the students at UCSF that are taking classes on introduction to medicine or something like that'
But for the usmle? Forget it'!!!
It's really confusing, and there are no simple index for a particular disease, meaning If you look for something in specific it will be related with some many things that you wont see it right there; there won't be simple diseases listed there for you to look at like that'
Every time I go look for something its not there or it's in contest with something else makes you loose so much time looking at it to find it' It's a very good book but not to be used as a complement to BRS pathology unless you're taking the class.
Hope that this was of help to some of you'
Dr.Claudio A.G.Monteiro Filho.

5-0 out of 5 stars Pathophysiology at its BEST
This incredible blend of Physiological and Pathological concepts beautifully integrates the two subjects. This book highlights the important concepts in various student friendly ways, utilising tables and diagrams that corresponds with the essential information given in the text. It is excellent for review and preparing for exams. ... Read more

151. Basics of Anesthesia
by Robert K. Stoelting, Ronald D. Miller
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5-0 out of 5 stars Best anesthesia text for medical students
This is the best text for medical students and first year residents that I have reviewed. It starts from "ground zero", presuming no knowledge of anesthesia, and builds upon a basic science background (especially in areas like pharmacology) to incorporate material learned during the first two years of medical school. My favorite part of the text are the pearls of knowledge that appear throughout the chapters to highlight information. These highlights include tables of important anatomical/ physiological facts, or drug dosing information; as well as extremely useful differential diagnoses for monitor failures or values outside of the normal range.

5-0 out of 5 stars Memorize this Book
This book was written for the medical student and a CBY level resident. It is required reading at many medical schools for 3rd year medical students on their anesthesiology clerkship. The goal of this text is to provide the new anesthesiology trainee with enough essential introductory information to provide a solid foundation on which to build a sound and thorough understanding of anesthesiology. The text is very concise and is expertly written.

The text, like the field, is technically based and is not light reading -- in that respect, the title (as well as the book's nickname outside of Indiana as "Baby Miller") may be somewhat misleading to people who may be lured into the false hope of expecting to easily learn the essentials of a very complex medical specialty. Face it -- there is no "Anesthesiology for Dummies" textbook, and there is no *easy* way to learn everything that there is to know to understand the specialty of anesthesiology. Although this book does not provide in-depth coverage of any specific topics, and it is not highly referenced, it does nevertheless provide all of the basic science information that is necessary to provide a rock-solid foundation upon which to build one's clinical knowledge. In that respect, this is a truly *outstanding* introductory textbook.

I bought the first edition of this book as a 3rd year medical student on my anesthesia clerkship. In the course of my anesthesia residency, I bought *three* copies of the second edition of this textbook. As one progresses to various levels of proficiency in anesthesiology, this book will remain a valuable resource, albeit for different reasons. I now have many copies of this book in my library, each of which have been highlighted with different objectives in mind:

This textbook has the highest per page density of examination questions for the In-Service/ABA Written Exams of any textbook in print. I memorized the first edition of this book as a 3rd year medical student for my anesthesia clerkship. I read the second edition of this book as a CBY intern with only 10 days of anesthesiology residency training and scored in the 95th percentile of CBY-level residents on the exam. As a resident you should own a copy of this book and skim through it after each of your in-service exams, highlighting examination questions for later review. After doing this for 4 years you'll have a very consise compendium of written board examination questions. Passing the written boards isn't as hard as many people think. Hint, hint.

The book also provides a very concise review of important facts for the practicing anesthesiologist who wants to review the field in a very time-efficient manner. In this regard, it would also be very helpful to a board certified anesthesiologist who is looking for a concise but thorough review of the basic foundations of anesthetic practice, perhaps for studying for the CDQ exam.

This book is well-recommended for the beginning resident in anesthesiology. It is no substitute for reference texts such as Miller and Barash, which become significantly more valuable to an anesthesiology trainee as their knowledge of the specialty begins to blossom.

I would advise against the recommendation of the reviewer from Sacramento who advises avoiding this book to save for a copy of Miller or Barash. You need to buy this book in addition to buying Miller AND Barash. The Miller and Barash reference texts are too detailed and overwhelming for the novice anesthesiology trainee, and finding basic information in them would be like searching for a needle in a haystack. In contrast, this text provides a very brief, and concise yet very dense presentation of information. If you read this text and find youself struggling through an unreadable collection of disjointed facts, maybe anesthesia isn't for you. People who are successful in the speciality love this book.

4-0 out of 5 stars Good for Med Students and 1st year residents
This book is good for warming-up to the majors(big Miller), it can help to get doing basic anesthesia. Just don't think you'll pass boards and know all of anesthesia by just reading this.

2-0 out of 5 stars Poor choice for intro book
as a first year clinical anesthesiology resident, i was told to get this book. I wish I had saved the money for the Lange book. This book was a disjointed collection of facts that were difficult to absorb. In an attempt at brevity, they sacrificed readability. I found myself struggling through many of the chapters and was hard pressed to say I truly understood what I had just read. As I have further progressed in my reading, I feel that the authors should have explained key basic concepts rather than condense "big miller." Not a good beginner book...Would get Lange book and save money for the big miller or barash. ... Read more

152. Delmar's Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam Review, 2E (Delmar's Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam Review)
by Patricia K. Anthony
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Ideal for review courses and for individual study, this book is a must-have tool for anyone preparing to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Examination. Concise reviews of the critical topics outlined by the Pharmacy Certification Training Board, along with review tests at the end of each chapter, assess your current knowledge and identify areas that need further study. In addition to end-of-chapter practice questions, two cumulative tests at the end of the book provide practice for taking the full-length exam. If additional math practice is what you need, youll find 14 chapters that focus specifically on math and include additional math questions. This new edition includes greatly expanded information on pharmacology, pharmaceutical agents, the effect of drugs on specific body systems and conditions, and drug interactions. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars A Must for Certification Review
This book has everything that you need to pass the certification exam. Prescriptions, filling, labelling, record keeping, OSHA, computers and law are all covered thoroughly. There are also chapters on pharmacology and ten chapters on math [the book covers almost every type of dosage calculation very thorougly]. Everything is explained exceptionally well, and is easy to understand. Review questions at the end of each chapter are asked, answered, and explained in detail, so that you understand how to answer questions and do the calculations for the exam. It explains "why", and helps you to understand and apply the information. Each chapter has a "quick study" guide for easy reviewing. There is a "pre-test" to help prioritize study and pinpoint weak points, and a mock certification exam, which follows the format of the exam, and includes questions very similar to the questions appearing on the exam. Helpful hints for taking the exam and answering questions are also included. This book is a must, especially for retail techs [a lot of hospital pharmacy is included], and particularly for understanding the math.

5-0 out of 5 stars A MUST for pharmacy certification exam review
This text is an excellent review text. It is written for persons all levels of experience - quick study guides allow the student to skip what he or she is already familiar with, and detailed chapters are included for those who are not familiar with subjects. Questions or problems at the end of each chapter are answered in detail, to allow the student to see what the examiner is looking for and hopefully duplicate it for the exam, rather than simply designating the correct answer and leaving the student to guess why their answer was incorrect. This is really key, as a large part of the success on the exam is understanding what the question is asking and what the examiner wants to know.

Other salient features include a pre-test, to allow the student to pinpoint weaknesses and prioritize study, a sample certification exam, which is written to duplicate the exam in both style and content, and a very large and detailed section on pharmacy math, which includes every type of calculation which might appear on the exam, and as a practice math test. Since the lack of ability to solve math problems is a primary reason why students fail the exam, this is an excellent preparation aid. The text also teaches the student to think and understand, which is necessary for the exam, as it is not all regurgitation of material - you have to know how to USE and apply the material.

All relevant subjects are covered and discussed in detail. An excellent buy for the money, for students of pharmacy technology - and expecially for technicians trained in a retail pharmacy who may be lacking in hospital pharmacy.

This text could even be used as for a pharmacy technology quick study course, or self study course as it is quite complete.

4-0 out of 5 stars Typos don't help
This book is a must for all future technicians. It has a few noticable typos that don't help but can be overloooked for the quantity of information and excellent outline of the book. I would recommend this book to anyone that's looking to get in a career as a pharmacy technician, just pay attention to the questions and their answers since this publisher could not afford to proof-read.

2-0 out of 5 stars too many errors in math
I bought this book (2004 edition) on the advice found in other reviews in this section. Like others, I have never worked in a pharmacy, have a tech-industry background that is going nowhere in this economy, and decided to pursue the medical industry which I've always been interested in. My first step was to go for the Pharm Tech Certification, so I bought this book to prepare for the exam. I do believe it helped with the general pharmacy practice and with the pharmacology and law sections, but I had to go out and purchase a second book on pharmacy math because of all the errors and inconsistencies in the math section of this book. There are errors in several of the examples, in many of the practice questions at the end of each chapter, and even in the sample tests, many of them quite blatantly wrong while others can only be determined wrong if you are strong in math, and it was too confusing. It appears nobody proofed the math section of this book before publishing. It cost me another $40 for a secondary book to review the math and learn the formulas. Since the sections on pharmacology and law are completely new to me, I was not able to determine if there were errors in those sections, but the math section DID leave me wondering if other things were wrong, too. I basically lost my confidence in this book. As a result, I decided to also purchase another study guide by another author as a backup. These errors cost me nearly $100 in further purchases!!

3-0 out of 5 stars Just took the Pharm. Tech. Cert. Exam
(2nd edition). This book was good but had the potential to be an exceptional one-source study guide for the PTCExam if it wasn't for the mathematical errors, typos, etc. On one math question, the variables were different between the question and the answer/explanation (The question wanted you to fill an order for 0.5g of a drug from a supply of 200mg /5ml solution. The answer was based on 0.75mg of drug from a 250mg /5ml supply). This was frustrating at times, especially since I purchased this book primarily for the math review.

The book is laid out very well, and covers quite a lot of information. It is pretty up to date on state and fed. regulations such as the April 2003 HIPAA revisions.

It's too bad it wasn't proof read very well. Overall, this book is still a usefull study guide for the exam as long as you look out for the mathematical errors. With this book's help, I do believe (and hope!) I passed the exam. ... Read more

153. An Introduction to Community Health: Web Enhanced
by James F. McKenzie, R. R. Pinger, Jerome Edward Kotecki
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The fourth edition of this comprehensive introductory community health text continues to effectively address the health issues facing today's communities. With emphasis on developing the knowledge and skills necessary for a career in health education, the text covers such topics as epidemiology, community organization, program planning, minority health, health care, mental health, environmental health, drugs, safety, and occupational health. An Introduction to Community Health incorporates a variety of pedagogical elements that assist and encourage students to understand and complex community health issues. ... Read more

154. Biochemistry
by Donald Voet
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This title has not appeared in Preview, but was published in July 2002. Biochemistry 3rd edition DONALD VOET, University of Pennsylvania, USA and JUDITH G. VOET, Swarthmore College, USA Biochemistry is a modern classic that has been thoroughly revised. Don and Judy Voet explain biochemical concepts while offering a unified presentation of life and its variation through evolution. Incorporates both classical and current research to illustrate the historical source of much of our biochemical knowledge.
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4-0 out of 5 stars A very deatail oriented text
My biochem class "officially" uses the Lehninger textbook, but my professor also uses the voet&voet as a reference. I'll say the Lehninger book is good to read as intro, but if you really want to learn the details you've to use this book instead. I think not a single biochemistry book out there is good enough for every aspects, but i'll highly recommend using the voet text along with another one so they can fill each other's holes.

5-0 out of 5 stars The Best Biochemistry text on the market
This book covers much of the same material as Stryer with about twice the detail and vastly better illustrations. V&V's massive advantage is a detailed methods chapter that lets you understand how the advances in biology have been made, and why science is so slow and frustrating. If you're serious about understanding biological chemistry (as distinct from understanding how the cell works, in which case you'll want a book on molecular cell biology), look no further than this. The third edition will be coming out in 2002, at about the same time as the sixth edition of Stryer. Expect V&V to be more up-to-date, better illustrated and less verbose than its competition (although obviously I haven't seen either yet). If you're a medical student, try Devlin's Biochemistry with clinical correlations. If you want an integrated cell biology/biochemistry text, try Garrett and Grisham, including part 5.

1-0 out of 5 stars Voet and Voet Biochemistry
This book is complete garbage, especially considering the price. Explanations of relatively simple ideas are often made unnecessarily complicated. A good deal of the writing is unnecessarily flowery, and sentence structure is quite often more complex than is necessary or desireable for a book of this sort. I wasted an enormous amount of time rereading sections that turned out to be extremely confusing ways of explaining relatively uncomplicated concepts. In my view, potentially confusing scientific concepts should be explained in the simplest possible way. There's enough substance in the actual material that decorative language is definitely not necessary. For the price, I would have expected better editing as well, quite a few noticeable typos (3rd edition Vol. 1). I haven't read any biochem textbooks besides this one, but I'd recommend avoiding this one at all costs.

5-0 out of 5 stars The very best biochemistry textbook out there
I've used the 1st edition of this textbook during my undergraduate days as a B.A. in biology (but concentrating in molecular biology and biochemistry), and then I used the 2nd edition during medical school and my fellowship in biophysical chemistry. If you are in the medical sciences, biochemistry, biophysics, physical chemistry, and even organic chemistry, this is the "must-have" book for you. It contains a more detailed explanation of the topic than typical undergraduate textbooks, but it still has excellent coherence and clarity to each and every topic despite the amount of information. I feel this book satisfies even the most "physical sciences" minded of us. I'm still waiting for the 3rd edition!

5-0 out of 5 stars THE BEST
If you're looking for a biochemistry textbook, this is it.

I have used everything from Stryer to Matthews and Van Holde, and this book tops them all.

Great illustrations, extensive topics covered, and well-written text. A+++ ... Read more

155. Abnormal Child Psychology (with InfoTrac)
by Eric J Mash, David A Wolfe
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Through their thoughtful and accurate balance of developmental, clinical-diagnostic, and experimental approaches to child and adolescent psychopathology, Eric Mash and David Wolfe's ABNORMAL CHILD PSYCHOLOGY remains the most authoritative, scholarly book in today's abnormal child psychology market. Appropriate for novice and expert alike, this book traces the developmental course of each disorder and shows how biological, psychological, and sociocultural factors interact with a child's environment. Since one of the best ways to introduce students to a particular problem of childhood or adolescence is to first describe a real child, the authors begin each chapter with engaging first-person accounts and case histories of a child with a particular disorder. This child is then referred to throughout the entire chapter, illustrating the categorical and dimensional approaches used to describe disorders, as well as bringing life to the theories Mash and Wolfe present. Embracing today's world with leading-edge coverage of the DSM-IV-TR and dimensional approaches to classification, Mash and Wolfe's comprehensive introduction covers many topics: evidence-based assessment and treatment, contemporary research and cutting-edge theories related to the predominantly inattentive ADHD subtype, early-onset and the developmental propensity model of conduct disorder, the triple vulnerability model of anxiety, the tripartite model in children, depression, and autism. ... Read more

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2-0 out of 5 stars Great Content; Bad Layout
The content of this book is unsurpassed. The research and breadth of topics covered is phenomenal. The writing is layman and very easy to read.

That being said, the book as a textbook stinks. There are too many pictures, sidebars, subheaders, etc... It's hard to read about a topic when there are interruptions on every page that are interesting but not entirely needed. Each section lasts for about a page, so assigning reading is difficult.


5-0 out of 5 stars First-rate resource for student and practitioner alike.
A first-rate resource that looks at child and adolescent psychopathology that looks at pathology from a developmental, clinical, diagnostic, and experimental perspective. Sections discuss abnormal child psychology, behavioral disorders, emotional disorders, developmental and learning disorders, and problems related to physical and mental health.

This book is logically formatted, easy to understand, yet deep enough to take student and practitioner alike to the next level in their understanding of child and adolescent psychopathology. ... Read more

156. Medical School Admission Requirements (MSAR) 2005-2006: United States and Canada
by Association of American Medical Colleges, Meredith T. Moller
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The most up-to-date information on application procedures and deadlines, tuition and student fees, and statistics on acceptance rates from every accredited medical school in the United States and Canada. For people who are just thinking about medicine as a career, we've also provided an overview of the entire application and medical school process, with a timeline to help you get started. ... Read more

157. Medical-Surgical Nursing: Critical Thinking for Collaborative Care (Single Volume)
by Donna D. Ignatavicius, M. Linda Workman
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Medical-Surgical Nursing: Critical Thinking for Collaborative Care is a comprehensive yet eminently readable undergraduate textbook ofmedical-surgical/adult health nursing that addresses the very latest trends in nursing care of adults. Revised after just three years, it incorporates both NIC intervention categories and outcome statements that are consistent with NOC outcome indicators, as well as enhanced coverage of complementary and alternative therapies, community-based care, cultural diversity, substance abuse, evidence-based practice, Healthy People 2010 goals, and cost-of-care implications for nursing. Together with a thoroughly revised Critical Thinking Study Guide, an innovative Instructor's Manual, and a groundbreaking new Virtual Clinical Excursions web-based learning experience, the 4th edition of "Iggy" moves to the forefront of nursing education as a fully integrated multimedia instructional package for mediacl-surgical nursing. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars This book is great!
I am also a first year nursing student and the first fundamentals book we used was so useless and hard to read I hated doing my homework. However, this book is so easy to understand and use, especially with the study guide which is also wonderful. I would not trade using any other book for this one. Trust me, you'll really understand what is being talked about.

3-0 out of 5 stars Content good...Format sucks
As a first year nursing student I thought this book was informative. I also thought this book tried too hard to present the info. in a concise manner. There were charts everywhere! I found the "helpful" charts to be distracting and drew attention away from the important information. I disliked having to look for the case study answers on line. It was difficult to login to their website and annoying to have to do so. Good Luck to future students who have to use this book! ... Read more

158. Beyond Codependency: And Getting Better All the Time
by Melody Beattie
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this follow-up book to the best-selling classic codependent no more shows how recovery continues by developing positive ways of relating to others.personal stories and suggested activities provide a framework for growth and change. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Very interesting insights!
This book explains to us that, unfortunately we are not in our relationships just for the sake of "love". There is a lot more that explains why we are together with the people we are together with. It tells us about he "Hows" and "Whys" of ourselves and our relationships. It is painful to learn these things, but learning these things is the only way we can shed our next layer of skin and more on with our personal development. If you are in tune with your real self, many of these things the authors says in this book will click inside. If you'd like another great book on this topic, I suggest you read "The Ever-Transcending Spirit" by Toru Sato. It is even better in the way it explains the patterns we develop both in our minds and in our relationships. I'm sure you will love it if you like to really learn about relationships.

4-0 out of 5 stars Good, but lacks the "punch" of CODEPENDENT NO MORE
This is Melody Beattie's second book and is the sequel to the hugely successful CODEPENDENT NO MORE. If it was the job of the first book to introduce that word - "codependent" - then it is the job of this book to elaborate on the condition and what we are supposed to do with our lives once we are no longer afflicted by it. The result, of course, is that this book does not have quite the "sway" that the first book does. But it is still worth reading if you are a fan of Beattie or are interested in this topic.

A lot of insults have been hurled at the concept of "codependent" over the last several years, and I suspect that most of it has to do with the fuzzy definition of the word itself, and the somewhat "vague" nature of recovery from this condition. In other words, you know an alcoholic has "recovered" when they stop drinking, a drug addict has recovered when they stop taking drugs, a kleptomaniac has recovered when they stop stealing, and so on. . . . But what exactly is a codependent and how do you know when you have recovered from it? What *observable affects* can be measured? Basically, a "codependent" is a person who believes their happiness lies in another person and then becomes obsessed with controlling that other person. That is the definition Beattie provides in her first book, and if you weren't satisfied with that definition or explanation, then you won't be satisfied with this book either. BEYOND CODEPENDENCY is geared toward people who have accepted the author's premise, and who are ready to follow her toward her description of what recovery means. The author indicates that one knows they have recovered from codependency when they stop seeking for approval in others and are content with their own appraisals of their self-worth.

Suffice it to say that this is not exactly "scientific" in that it cannot be observed and replicated in a lab, and even I, a lover of Beattie's work for years, still find the whole category a little fuzzy and am not sure if it is the main problem to be focused on (I believe "codependency" is only one aspect of other more vital issues, and is not the main issue itself). But this book is uplifting and I find Melody Beattie inspiring. If you enjoyed her first book, and you enjoy books that feel supportive in a rhetorical sense, then you will probably enjoy this book.

3-0 out of 5 stars The narrator absolutely ruins this book
The woman who narrates this book is terrible. The author's actual writing is good, poignant, therapeutic, and comforting, but I had to constantly try to tune out the narrator's obnoxious and melodramatic rendition of the text. Her voice changes from a condescending, cloying and excessively pitying tone during most of the text to an inappropriate and downright nasty one for most quotes the author has included from "real stories" she has encountered. I started dreading the real-life quotes because I knew the narrator would switch to the rude, mocking voice she used for the quotes. It's really a shame, because much of what is written in this book is valuable information, even if it probably should be common sense (common sense, after all, isn't so common). I recommend the BOOK, but avoid the audio version if you possibly can - or spare yourself and get the abridged one because hearing this woman's melodrama is truly a trial all by itself.

2-0 out of 5 stars rule your own life
"I'm good enough, I'm smart enough, and doggone it, people like me."
"Ooops, better take an inventory..."
"Ooops, better own my worth..."
"Ooops, I made a mistake, but that's...okay."

This book will succeed only in attaching a myriad of labels to your persona which will only further one's irrational beliefs that something is "wrong" with them.
Personal strength is only found within your self, not any book, not this one.
The only question I would ever ask Ms. Beatty is if she's actually CONTROLLING people by making suggestions and giving unsolicited advice in her books. Of course, if she didn't have a ton of labels to slap on you, she'd sell no more books.

Caring is not a disease. Find other who care also, and avoid this codependency noise.
- Stuart

5-0 out of 5 stars This saved my sanity...
Wonderful book. It pointed out so many things that I wasn't aware were co-dependant issues that I have. Helped put the answers of why I do the things I do that for so long I lacked. She helps you no longer feel alone. Good book for anyone who is ready to face this and stop it. ... Read more

159. Essentials of Human Anatomy & Physiology (7th Edition)
by Elaine N. Marieb
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Asin: 0805353852
Catlog: Book (2002-06-26)
Publisher: Benjamin Cummings
Sales Rank: 59416
Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars
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Award-winning author Elaine N. Marieb brings her unique understanding of readers' specific needs to this popular book. Marieb's clear and friendly writing style emphasizes the relevance of anatomy and physiology to readers' lives and careers. It clarifies concepts, defines key terms, and offers just the right balance of anatomy, physiology, and clinical coverage to make the content complete without being overly detailed.For instructors and students, or anyone interested in anatomy and physiology. ... Read more

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3-0 out of 5 stars Tolerable
This book has some useful diagrams and illustrations. It's easy to read, but seems a bit too simplified at times. Also, I think the editors were a bit lax on the writing, personally. The CD quizes are helpful for review.

5-0 out of 5 stars Informative and highly understandable textbook
This book filled with great informative pictures and information that makes any college A and P student's life a lot easier. I used this book for anatomy and physiology class I and II. The book is easy to read and it is a powersource of knowledge. The book is not tedious nor boring to read. In fact, it is quite interesting and was a pleasure studying from. If you want to know the type of questions asked on college anatomy and physiology exams, get the following which is also on amazon:

Anatomy and Physiology Study Guide: Key Review Questions and Answers with Explanations
Volume 1 (ISBN: 0971999619)
Volume 2 (ISBN: 0971999627)
I used these three books and got an A-.

2-0 out of 5 stars Just completed an A&P class using this book as the text...
...and I've got to say, this book is heavy going.

It was certainly my perception -- and seemed to be consensus among many of the students -- that this textbook is mediocre. Several of us in the class were also taking medical terminology in another class; about midway through the class we discovered that each of us had separately taken to using our medical terminology text ("Language of Medicine," Chabner) as our primary text for the A&P class also, because we all found it much more user-friendly and felt we were absorbing a lot more information than we were with this book. (And this subset of the class appeared to be doing considerably better on exams than the rest of the class as a whole.)

If this is the designated text for a class you're taking, you don't have a whole lot of choice (but you might consider buying the Chabner book too, to lower your stress level!); but if you DO have a choice, I wouldn't recommend this book.



4-0 out of 5 stars A superior survey text of human anatomy and physiology.
Marieb's latest edition provides the beginning anatomy student with a readable and informative text. The reading level is best suited to undergraduate students, and the photographs and diagrams stimulate student interest and understanding. Especially useful are the sections on "Developmental Aspects" of anatomy, which includes morphological and physiological changes from embryonic to geriatric stages. While this edition includes updated information since the 1997 edition, some professors and students may prefer the 5th edition (1997) because it is in hardback; the 6th edition is available only in paperback as of this review. Either edition is superior to other texts aimed at similar audiences on the basis of its clarity, readability, and organization. ... Read more

160. Mosby's Guide to Physical Examination
by Henry M. Seidel, Jane W. Ball, Joyce E. Dains, G. William Benedict
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Asin: 0323016804
Catlog: Book (2002-06-15)
Publisher: C.V. Mosby
Sales Rank: 40249
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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This comprehensive textbook of physical examination, history taking, and health assessment is distinguished by its unique author team of two physicians and two nurses. Their blend of expertise results in an unusually broad, multidisciplinary perspective...a unique emphasis on differential diagnosis...and an uncommonly compassionate, patient-centered approach. What's more, their expertise in both adult health and pediatrics fosters an especially thorough emphasis on lifespan considerations. The book also features one of the most extensive art programs found in any physical examination text—particularly with regard to abnormalities. This 5th Edition features increased coverage of evidence-based practice and complementary and alternative therapies—as well as enhanced illustrations and a state-of-the-art ancillary collection. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars This is the best I've seen
I'm a medical student whose school uses Bates' guide... I must say that this book FAR surpasses Bates. Not only is the information complete, but the pictures and "jewels" it presents are wonderful. This is also better than the Schwartz (which I own also). If I could choose all over which book to buy of the three, I would DEFINITELY buy this one.

5-0 out of 5 stars Terrific
Excellent book, superior picture and graphic, good explanations, If you want to buy an excellent book of it is. The CD bring usefull information, and friendly interface for students. A recomendation for the Authors could be insert video of each maneuver and sign, as well as clinical interviews of each capital syndrome.

5-0 out of 5 stars A Legendary Text in Physical Examination
More explanations, more detail, even more color than its rival (Bates). However, lacking in the area of psychiatric diagnosis, which would have been immensely useful in the evaluation of "Robin of Lockslay"...

5-0 out of 5 stars An adequate book of semiology for the North American reality
It is a great guide for physical examination for students and physicians. It presents a great deal of knowledge of the diseases existing in the developed american countries. ... Read more

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