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21. McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science
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22. Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia
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23. Merck Index: An Encyclopedia of
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24. Principles of Biochemistry (3rd
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25. Introductory Chemistry : Concepts
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26. The ICU Book
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27. Chemistry:The Molecular Nature
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28. Chemistry, Seventh Edition
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29. Experimental Organic Chemistry:
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30. Drug Facts and Comparisons 2005
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21. McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology
by Staff of McGraw-Hill
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Asin: 0079136656
Catlog: Book (2002-04-16)
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Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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No other single resource provides such comprehensive and authoritative yet readily-accessible coverage of all the major disciplines of science and technology. This time-honored encyclopedia, now in its fifth decade of publication, has been thoroughly revised and updated to bring well-illustrated, detailed coverage of the discoveries, developments, and milestones that have and continue to shape our lives. The new Ninth Edition features 7100 articles covering 97 fields of science; hundreds of new contributors from around the world, more than 5000 in all, including 30 Nobel Prize winners; more than 12000 digitally prepared illustrations (including 90 full-color plates); study guides; many thousands of bibliographic entries and 61,000 cross-references for background material and in-depth study; a topical index; and a 500+ page Analytical Index for fast access to information.

The McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology is also available online as AccessScience (http://www.AccessScience.com), and accessible through school and library subscriptions. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars This Encylopedia is one for the angels
There is something almost comical about the thought of reviewing the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology. It is an amazing work, such a stunning compendium of erudition in such a wide array of difficult and rigorous subjects that the ordinary rules and reasons of writing a review don't really apply to it.

Reviewing any other work would function with the assumption that you *had* actually read it; that you were familiar with it; and also that you were implicitly prepared to face intelligent rebuttal with regard to the opinion you offered and the comments you made. However, when it comes to The Encyclopedia, it would require more than ordinary intellectual stamina and range of interests to *read* it for review and the same notion applies to the possibility of rebuttal: if you are enough of an intellectual giant that you can talk intelligently about the sum of what is in The Encyclopedia, then who is there to rebutt you? Who is going to come out of the woodwork and dissaggree with what you have to say about it? No real 'revue' is possible or meaningful when talking about it, but some things can be said about it and nearly all those things are golden.

My experience with The Encyclopedia goes back to my days in highschool, more than twenty years ago, when I regularly went to the library between classes and used the encyclopedia to answer the questions that occured to me at random. Back then, The Encyclopedia was a godsend for me, something that had answers to questions to that my teachers didn't have the time to answer. It was a browser's book for me; the kind of text that offered the cross-referenced characteristics of intertwined questions leading to other questions leading to yet other questions that exactly foreshadow the hypertext concepts that run the web today. Article after article pointed toward things that I would later find out more about only in adulthood, long years after I left the library.

I can still clearly see the photo illustrating The Monroe Effect__where the forces generated by the shape of an explosive charge concentrate the force and direction of the explosive force. The illustration was a small gray photo showing the words 'Monroe Effect' stamped in reverse into a light-colored block of plastic explosive which lay next to a metal ingot which had had the words the same words imprinted into it by explosive force.

I remember this and many other things from other articles that awakened my curiosity with regard to things and that remain with me and enrich my life to this day. However, I think that There is one clear flaw in The Encyclopedia: I can find no electronic edition of it. I have never seen a CD- or DVD-ROM edition of it and, the commercial considerations of McGraw-Hill aside, that seems like a great failing. When the Oxford Dictionary exists both on CD-ROM and on paper, and when all of National Geographic back to 1888 can be found in a DVD-ROM collection, it seems silly to have this great repository of scientific and technical erudition limited to non-computer readable forms. I could be wrong, an electronic edition mightt actually exist for all I know, but if I am right, I think that the world would profit by having a portable edition of the work available for scientists, technicians, doctors, teachers and any of the other groups who might want the information it has to offer at their fingertips in a portable form. Aside from this single flaw, I can honestly say that I my experience with The Encyclopedia is something that glows in my memory and I frankly admit that I covet the high-quality electronic edition that I wish were available.

I suppose that this is less a review than it is a homage to the people and the will that worked to put The Encyclopedia together. All in all, I would like to say, 'Thank you' and that I can heartily recommend the encyclopedia not just to scientists and students in scientific fields but to anyone who is fascinated by things of the mind. ... Read more


22. Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia (Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopeida)
by Bernhard Grzimek, Neil Schlager, Donna Olendorf, Melissa C. McDade
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Asin: 0787653624
Catlog: Book (2003-12-01)
Publisher: Gale Group
Sales Rank: 953967
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Best zoology reference available!
This book is clearly the best zoological compilation that is available at the moment. Grzimek is one of the most renowned zoologists in the world, and his works were edited and supplied with material by today's highest-ranking zoologists. This 9000 page encyclopedia includes the following volumes:

v1 Lower Metazoans and Lesser Deuterostomes
v2 Insects
v3 Protostomes
v4-5 Fishes
v6 Amphibians
v7 Reptiles
v8-11 Birds
v12-16 Mammals
(v17) - Cumulative Index

All this text is generously supplied with coloured illustrations. The only drawback to all this goodness is that this piece is pricey. ... Read more


23. Merck Index: An Encyclopedia of Chemicals, Drugs, & Biologicals
by Maryadele J.O'Neil, AnnSmith, Patricia E.Heckelman, SusanBudavari, Merck
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Asin: 0911910131
Catlog: Book (2001-10)
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Sales Rank: 12782
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


24. Principles of Biochemistry (3rd Edition)
by H. Robert Horton, Laurence A. Moran, Raymond S. Ochs, David J. Rawn, K. Gray Scrimgeour, H Robert Horton
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Asin: 0130266728
Catlog: Book (2001-05-07)
Publisher: Prentice Hall
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Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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This accurate and up-to-date book focuses on the basic principles of Biochemistry, with carefully selected examples of each. The areas of greatest change since the second edition are lipid metabolism, oxidative phosphorylation, and protein metabolism.Includes stereo views of many macromolecules; computer supplement; a section on molecular evolution; protein structures; molecular evolution; and developments in the area of gene expression, including the structure of RNA polymerase, the structure of the ribosome, genome organization, repair mechanisms, regulation of transcription and translation, and the structure and evolution of aminoacy1-tRNA synthetases.For readers interested in Biochemistry. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars A great introductory biochemistry text!
Filled to the brim with useful, concise information, and helpful explanations. It also has very complete coverage of a broad variety of concepts and fields of study of biochemistry. While it can at times get bogged down in the details, it was extremely helpful to me during my biochemistry class, and inspired in me a desire to continue educating myself in the field. I am keeping this book rather than selling it, because I'm certain it will be of great use to me in my further studies in biology and medicine.

3-0 out of 5 stars not a bad text
The text could have expanded on some topics. I recommend the Voet and Voet text. Had to purchase this text because few of its authors were from the university I attend. ... Read more


25. Introductory Chemistry : Concepts and Connections (4th Edition)
by Charles H Corwin
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Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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This comprehensive book gives readers easy access to the basic concepts and their relevant connections of the chemical principles operating in everyday life. Numerous examples and real-world applications provide chemistry enthusiasts with long-term, meaningful understandings. Chapter topics include scientific measurements, matter and energy, models of the atom, chemical reactions, the mole concept, liquids and solids, acids and bases, oxidation and reduction, chemical equilibrium, nuclear and organic chemistry, and biochemistry.For those who understand that knowledge of chemistry constitutes an empowering life skill. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars pretty easy to read
i liked this book. the examples were easy to read and the book was a decent introduction to chemistry. if u are required to get this book for an introductory class. dont worry too much its not that hard. ... Read more


26. The ICU Book
by Paul L. Marino
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Asin: 0683055658
Catlog: Book (1998-01-15)
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Sales Rank: 27696
Average Customer Review: 4.53 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars They used this book at my hospital.
I bought this book because I saw a copy lying around the ICU and flipped through it. It's a great reference text if you need to know how to do something. I actually have it as bedside reading and it does that job poorly because it reads like a manual rather than a book. Also, despite Dr Marino's credentials, he is only one man and is of one opinion and he gives many recommendations that are contrary to current protocol (he also gives reasons and references as to why his way is better). I like his "advantages and disadvantages" evaluations for each procedure/drug/treatment.

4-0 out of 5 stars icu book
the book has excellent summaries of pathophys behind what we see/diagnose/measure/do in the icu. the book does have significant drawbacks, though, namely that it is highly biased towards the author's occasionally contraversial opinions. my attendings (all critical care experts) have debated some of his recommendations. also, with the most recent version published in 1997 (and knowing that the acutal revisions were probably done a year or so before that) the book is 5 years behind the times.

in summary, good book for basics, for understanding how and why, for explanations of procedures and basic protocol. be wary of marino's unusual recommendations. be aware of more current recommendations. use other references as well for broader picture.

5-0 out of 5 stars My favorite
This book is rare because it is original. It welcomes you to the real world of critical care as seen by one expert physician. It was probably never intended for quick reference or board prep. The relatively large print and generous spacing make the book bigger but more pleasant to read.

3-0 out of 5 stars Good, but First Edition Better
Good book for the fundamentals and the physiology behind the patient care. As a critical care MD, I learned alot form the book during my training, however like another reviewer, I found this edition too long. The first edition (much shorter, and the one I learned from and want back) is much better and about half the pages.

5-0 out of 5 stars I WORKED WITH DR. MARINO IN THE 80's
As a former healthcare worker (RRT, CPFT) I had the immense pleasure of working with Dr. Marino in the 1980's. I saw firsthand how his practices were far ahead of those around him. His insights were brilliant and he was very much ahead of the times. This is a man who watched trace elements and used readily available meds to "mop up" free radicals to minimize O2 toxicity. Nobody else was looking at the micro processes of the human body for answers. He successfully weaned the unweanable patients from life support time and time again...simply by pulling some minute fact out of his head that turned out to be what everyone had been missing. Somewhat unconventional, but very very successful! I have since left the healtch care field and now run my own company, so I have nothing to gain here. I swear to you that Paul's patient outcomes were fabulous! I was pretty darn competent with chemistry, physiology, etc. so I feel qualified to review his skills. You should meet this man in person...he is very humble about his abilities...which is rare with someone of his ability. Paul...if you are out there...look me up! I am honored to have worked with you. You were WAY ahead of your time! Jack Marcelis www.JackFlashElectric.com ... Read more


27. Chemistry:The Molecular Nature of Matter and Change
by MartinSilberberg, Martin Silberberg
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Asin: 0072930438
Catlog: Book (2003-04-15)
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math
Sales Rank: 115815
Average Customer Review: 3.91 out of 5 stars
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With each edition, Chemistry: The Molecular Nature of Matter and Change by Martin Silberberg is becoming a favorite among faculty and students.Silberberg’s 3rd edition contains features that make it the most comprehensive and relevant text for any student enrolled in General Chemistry.The text contains unprecedented macroscopic to microscopic molecular illustrations, consistent step-by-step worked exercises in every chapter, an extensive range of end-of-chapter problems which provide engaging applications covering a wide variety of freshman interests, including engineering, medicine, materials, and environmental studies.All of these qualities make Chemistry: The Molecular Nature of Matter and Change the centerpiece for any General Chemistry course. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars Occasionally Helpful
This is the book used for General Chemistry at the University of Florida. This book was occasionally helpful with equations and broad topics, but didn't go into enough detail on some subjects, especially in the Acid/Base chapters. Otherwise it's a decent reference.

5-0 out of 5 stars a good general chemistry text for science majors
This is a very useful chemistry textbooks for a science student who studies independently. I like this book for several reasons: (1) It is comprehensive, (2) It contains detailed explanatins of WHY and HOW things happen,(3) The book includes numerous worked-out problems, and (4) The book is written in a very readable manner, containing straight-foward language and excellent graphic explanations. I am studying biochemistry now, and I go back to this text very often for the explanation of certain topics, eg. buffer problems. The coverage of organic chemistry is very basic in Silberberg's book. For in-depth coverage refer to Organic Chemistry: Structure and reactivity by Seyhan Ege (ISBN 0395902231), a very good book that emphasizes understanding, not memorization. A note: solutions to all problems in Ege's book are in the study guide.

5-0 out of 5 stars excellent introduction to chemistry
The book gives a clear and precise introductio to the mail concepts in chemistry. The excellent graphics, examples and discussions on frontiers of chemistry makes this book very useful, and motivates students to go deepest in knowledge.

5-0 out of 5 stars I think it is a great text
I was out of school for a long time, in fact, 16 years since I had high school Chemistry, so I was really nervous about taking a tough Chemistry course. I ended up doing great and I honestly believe you can learn the material from the text only. I think it is an excellent text with problems and examples that facilitate learning.

My Physics text, on the other hand, is AWFUL!

1-0 out of 5 stars Avoid this book at all costs!!
This is undoubtably the worst text I have ever seen used at the freshman chem level. It is poorly organized, does not give the student a good grounding in the basics before moving on to more detailed areas and printed with ink and glossy paper that makes reading very difficult. The margins are cluttered with distracting diagrams, flow charts and pictures that have little relavance to what is being discussed in the text. As to organization, it is absurd to introduce thermodynamics in chapter 6, discussing only enthalpy,leaving out entropy and Gibbs free energy, placing them piecmeal in later chapters. This fragmented approach only confuses the student when they can't see the interrelationship between entropy, enthalpy and free energy. The same applies in discussing molarity at the end of chapter 3 instead of leaving it with acid-base and solution chemistry. The fragmented approach is very distracting for both student and instructor. This is my first and hopefully last semester to use this text. For a good text use McMurry-Fay or Davis, Whitten and Galey. Don't use this text if at all possible. I gave it one star because that was the lowest available. ... Read more


28. Chemistry, Seventh Edition
by RaymondChang
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Asin: 0073656011
Catlog: Book (2001-02-28)
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math
Sales Rank: 120447
Average Customer Review: 3.38 out of 5 stars
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Designed for the two-semester general chemistry course, Chang's textbook has often been considered a student favorite.This best-selling textbook takes a traditional approach.It features a straightforward, clear writing style and proven problem-solving strategies.The strength of the seventh edition is the integration of many tools that are designed to inspire both students and instructors.The textbook is the foundation for the technology.The multi-media package for the new edition stretches students beyond the confines of the traditional textbook. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Good Textbook for Learning Chemistry
Chang's Seventh edition of Chemistry includes the core material of most chemistry texts. The material that is usually covered in high school or in a first year college course is presented in the first five chapters: Basic concepts; Atoms, molecules, and ions; Chemical Reacions; Aqueous Solutions; and Gas Laws. Further chapters include topics appearing in a comprehensive first year or second year course: Thermochemistry; Atomic Orbitals; Periodic Properties; Bonding; Intermolecular Forces; and Physical Properites of Solutions. Finally, the conclusion of general chemistry includes Kinetics; Acid/Base Properties and Equilibria and Solubility; Electrochemistry; and Nuclear Chemistry; among possible other topics. The book also includes several other topics that may not be covered in a class, such as Chemistry in the Atmosphere; Metallurgy; Nonmetals; Entropy and Free Energy; Transition Metals; Organic Chemistry; and Polymers. You might want to look into these chapters if you are planning on taking more advanced courses in chemistry(Organic, for example).

I used this book for three courses in college. I did not consider myself a big fan of chemistry original, but found the subject much more interesting after opening Chang's text. I found the book rather easy to read and study. The material is presented in as much of a straightforward manner as is possible for chemistry. The numerous colorful pictures in the text made studying somewhat more enjoyable and definately made chemistry more interesting. The book also includes a handy keycard folder that features the periodic table and many other useful value tables. This book provides several useful examples and problems. It was very intrumental in forming my knowledge of basic chemistry. It is a useful tool for self-instruction. Truthfully, I think that I learned a lot more from the book alone than from any of my actual chemistry professors (no offense, but chemistry professors are some of the worst teachers in the world). I really did find the book quite interesting though (more so than my professors' lectures).

There are several optional materials that are available with this book. The first is a web service that may be included as a feature of your university's internet course programs. It is quite helpful, providing study questions and practice tests. The second is the Student Solutions Manuel. You will probably want to pick this up if you want to know how to solve homework problems. There is also a Student Study Guide. This is somewhat optional. It is helpful, but I have found several errors in it. Finally, there is a "Ready Notes" book. I wouldn't really suggest to buy this. It just has text pictures with spaces to write information next to them.

I'm not a conosur of chemistry books, but I can say that Chang has all the neccesicities for your general chemistry needs.

5-0 out of 5 stars An excellent chemistry text
I used this book for an advanced placement Chemistry class, and using this book made chemistry much more interesting and less of a chore. The explanations were clear to understand and easy to use for study, and the problem sets were very practical and interesting to solve.

1-0 out of 5 stars do yourself a favor and find a copy of zumdahl's book
this book is the pits (it is actually worse than that). had i depended on this book to pass chemistry i would have failed SO i found an old copy of zumdahl's and everything became so much easier.

i am sure this is a fine book if you do not need to pass a class. it can be pretty entertaining, but if you need to learn something save your money.

4-0 out of 5 stars clearly written
This text is clearly written and explains basic chemical principles very well. At certain points it lacks details and depth. But for beginning students, this might be a plus. For a slightly higher level text, see Chemistry by Oxtoby, Freeman, and Block. For a somewhat more innovative approach to college level general chemistry, see the text by Moore, Stanitski, and Jurs. Cheaper resources for struggling students include: The Complete Idiot's Guide to Chemistry, Survival Guide for General Chemistry, and Chemistry for Dummies.

5-0 out of 5 stars Great book
This is one of the best, I mean BEST, chemistry books I've ever come across. During AP chemistry, our class was given a choice of about 5 other books, because it was the first time the teacher was teaching AP chem. Strangly enough, I was the only one that picked Chang... and I was the only one in the class to get a 5. ... Read more


29. Experimental Organic Chemistry: A Miniscale and Microscale Approach (with CD-ROM)
by John C. Gilbert, Stephen F. Martin
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Asin: 0030340632
Catlog: Book (2001-10-09)
Publisher: Brooks Cole
Sales Rank: 478883
Average Customer Review: 4 out of 5 stars
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This proven and well-tested laboratory manual for organic chemistry students contains procedures for both miniscale (also known as small scale) and microscale users. This lab manual gives students all the necessary background to enter the laboratory with the knowledge to perform the experiments with confidence. For the microscale labs, experiments were chosen to provide tangible quantities of material, which can then be analyzed. Chapters 1-2 introduce students to the equipment, record keeping, and safety of the laboratory. Chapters 3-6, and 8 are designed to introduce students to laboratory techniques needed to perform all experiments. In Chapters 7 and 9 through 20, students are required to use the techniques to synthesize compounds and analyze their properties. In Chapter 21, students are introduced to multi-step syntheses of organic compounds, a practice well known in chemical industry. In Chapter 23, students are asked to solve structures of unknown compounds. Chapter 24 introduces students to reading the literature in organic chemistry. ... Read more

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4-0 out of 5 stars A great help
This book writen by Gilbert and Martin provides an excellent help to the student who is currently studying organic chemistry. It is full of useful information and it provides assistance for the completion of the organic labs. it is full of helpful pointers and they provide alot of useful knowledge ... Read more


30. Drug Facts and Comparisons 2005 (Drug Facts and Comparisons)
by Facts and Comparisons
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31. Medical Terminology for Health Professions (Medical Terminology for Health Professions)
by Ann Ehrlich, Carol L Schroeder
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Asin: 1401860265
Catlog: Book (2004-08-03)
Publisher: Thomson Delmar Learning
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Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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A proven and unique combination of learning principles and exercises, this widely respected book continues to get better! The fifth edition of Medical Terminology for Health Professions simplifies the process of learning hundreds of difficult, complex medical terms. The ?see and say? pronunciation system makes pronouncing unfamiliar terms easy. Because word parts are such an important aspect of learning medical terminology, mastery of these ?building blocks? is emphasized throughout the book. Organized by body system, chapters begin with an overview of the structures and functions of that system so one can relate these to specialty, pathology, diagnostic, and treatment procedures that follow. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Review Book!
I used this book for the first semester of medical school. It gives a quick overview of each system of the human body as well as abbreviations commonly used. It's an easy read. A perfect complement for anyone needing a quick, but thorough, medical terminology overview.

5-0 out of 5 stars Most Excellent
I purchased this book for a continuing ed class, and I'm impressed! Diseases, origin of words, word structure and usage is thoroughly covered and CLEAR. It also serves as a short course on anatomy as well. The writing is easy to understand, never overly technical. Illustrations are colorful and well-designed. The CD-ROM is nothing less than great. Even after the class, I am keeping this book as a reference, along with my Taber's Medical Dictionary. It will be appreciated in almost any setting, whether it be the medical transcriptionist's, billing, medical assistant's,or radiology department. It's that good.

4-0 out of 5 stars A great book, but not without flaws.......
I love the layout of this book.It makes it easy to memorize new terms and to locate information.There are very useful vocabulary lists at the beginning of each chapter.The learning exercises at the end of each chapter easily help you pinpoint areas that need further study.However, the CD has errors.In the first 2 chapters, I have already found 3.For example, I typed in "histologist" as an answer to one of the questions and it said I was incorrect; that the correct answer was histologist!Then it incorrectly matched the pairs "poster/o" and "in front of, before", which is also incorrect.If you study the material throroughly you will be able to recognize these errors.At first I was also disappointed to find there is no answer key to each of the tests at the end of the chapters, but as is turns out, it just causes me to look for the answers to check myself, which just serves to reinforce the learning process, so I see it as a positive now!I'm still glad I got this book and would recommend it for others.

5-0 out of 5 stars AN EXCELLENT BOOK
This book is awesome. I am using it as a add-on for the medical terminology part for my coding class. The CD that comes with the book is great as well...learning is easier with the CD. You can take quizzes and either print them out or take them over and over again until you understand the material...The author did a great job with this book. I can't say anything bad about this book...its just awesome. I recommend this book to anyone who needs additional help with medical terminology...

5-0 out of 5 stars Medical Terminology for Health Professions
I just received this book and I think its awesome...since I am taking a medical coding course this book is very well thought out and organized.. ... Read more


32. Netter Collection of Medical Illustrations (13 Books in 8 Volumes)
by Frank H. Netter
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Catlog: Book (1986-06-01)
Publisher: ICON Learning Systems
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Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Amazing set of books...
My father is a doctor (both MD and PhD). He used this set of books once to explain anatomy to me so that I could understand a medical condition we were discussing. The drawings are incredible, Netter must have been a true genius with a passion for his work. What an excellent resource!

5-0 out of 5 stars The greatest anatomy reference available
I am an aerospace physician and I routinely use the Netter series, not just for my own personal reference, but to illustrate to patients the anatomy, as well as the pathology of disease processes that they may be facing. It is a well-organized series of illustrations, with excellent descriptions. It is an excellent consolidation of all the commonly required information regarding any given disease process, and functions well as an all-around reference, not just for anatomy. Though some of the text does need to be updated, it still serves as the benchmark of illustrative anatomy and pathology, and is an invaluable addition to the library of all medical personnel, both medical students and physicians alike.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent reference works for medical education
I have the whole CIBA set of Frank Netter illustrations, and treasure them both for their fine artistic work and their value as medical reference resources. I found them invaluable during my medical school days, especially for my neuroanatomy classes, and still make reference to them from time to time in my clinical practice. The texts for some of the older volumes need a little updating, but the illustrations are still pertinent, helpful as ever. These are helpful adjuncts to medical students and residents alike. ... Read more


33. Marks' Standard Handbook for Mechanical Engineers
by Eugene A. Avallone, TheodoreBaumeister
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Catlog: Book (1996-06-01)
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional
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Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars
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2-0 out of 5 stars Better than Roark's Formulas for stress & strain.
This book has a lot of information most of which is useless calculus integration with vary brief summery which seems to me being derived from other books just thrown into the mix with general categories. The book is basically an oversized machinery's handbook but with a poorly written index and with a lot of inapt formulas that don't have a explanation for formula variables used in the equation. If you do a lot of strength of material design I would suggest a machinery's hand book, or the McGraw Hill Mechanical Engineering Design book which is an excellent P.E. exam reference book. Stay away from the Roarks Formulas for stress & strain book its more poorly written then the Marks.

5-0 out of 5 stars Marks' Handbook is a winner!
This book is an excellent general reference on a number of areas of science, engineering, and technology. I often refer to it first when searching for information on an unfamiliar subject. Most mechanical engineers working in design, manufacturing, and construction would benefit by having a copy of this book in their personal library.

2-0 out of 5 stars Mark's Standard Handbook for Mechanical Engineers
I have a slightly older copy and I have found that for the PE exam this is a good reference however, if you are doing something in the real world, the Machinery's Handbook is FAR better. This book gives good overviews of a huge variety of topics that any Mech Engr might need but not much depth. It is about as much information as a manager might want to know.

2-0 out of 5 stars Mark's ME Handbook on CD
I was very disappointed in the CD version of Mark's Handbook. While I am a user of Mark's handbook for over 30 years, the CD version is not friendly. The ability to search for subjects is next to non-existent.

I asked to return the CD book and was told because in was opened (I broke the seal, of course, to inspect it), it was not returnable.

Be careful in buying CD books... there is a no return policy.

5-0 out of 5 stars A Perfect Guide
I'm an advanced student of Mechanical Engineering, and I'm reading this manual, and is one of the best reference guide I ever had. The great quantity of topics is a great help.
So, if you want to have a guide with topics related with engeenering, the MARKS is what you need. ... Read more


34. Atlas of Pediatric Physical Diagnosis
by Basil J. Zitelli, Holly W. Davis
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Catlog: Book (2002-07-15)
Publisher: C.V. Mosby
Sales Rank: 40536
Average Customer Review: 4.62 out of 5 stars
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Thoroughly revised and updated, the 4th Edition of this practical reference presents superbly illustrated guidance on the visual diagnosis of hundreds of common and important pediatric disorders. Accompanying text emphasizes pertinent historical factors, examination techniques, visual findings, and diagnostic methods rather than therapy. Expanded coverage from new contributors enhances readers' diagnostic skills, enabling them to take advantage of the best treatment options available. "This book is more than just an atlas. It contains thorough text in most major subspecialties of pediatric practice." --JAMA, rev. of last edition. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Worth Every Penny
The person who thinks the price of this book is insanity is obviously not a medical professional. Compared to the usual price of a medical text with color illustrations, its a steal.

This outstanding atlas belongs in every office that provides healthcare to children. I've used it continuously since the first edition came out when I was in pediatric residency training a dozen years ago.

5-0 out of 5 stars Deserves 6 stars
I can say, without any hesitation, that this is the ONE book that EVERY professional that cares for children should have at his or her disposal. Drs. Zitelli and Davis have produced yet another incredible version of this book, which illustrates almost every important physical finding in pediatrics. This is an indispensible resource that I find myself using constantly, both as a reference and as a guide for parents, who often find the illustrations of diseases helpful in understanding their child's problems.

5-0 out of 5 stars Well Worth Its Price
The person who thinks the price of this book is insanity is obviously not a medical professional. Compared to the usual price of a medical text with color illustrations, its a steal.

This outstanding atlas belongs in every office that provides healthcare to children. I've used it continuously since the first edition came out when I was in pediatric residency training a dozen years ago.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent for medical residents/MDs
If you are in the medical profession and looking for a great pediatrics reference atlas, this is it. The photos are incredibly helpful in showing common and less common ailments, and after spending some time studying the atlas at random, I have later been able to make diagnoses because I had seen something similar in this atlas. Extremely user-friendly, and fascinating just to browse. Less useful if you're looking for a specific book on dermatology as that comprises just a portion of this book. This was the top book on my "wish list" when I started looking for medical books.

2-0 out of 5 stars OK, BUT...
THE COST OF THE BOOK IS INSANITY, THOUGH. ... Read more


35. General Chemistry
by Darrel Ebbing
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Asin: 0618141014
Catlog: Book (2001-07-01)
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Average Customer Review: 3.18 out of 5 stars
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The Seventh Edition of General Chemistry retains all of the qualities that have made it a trusted and authoritative first-year text for two decades. Its hallmark ability to teach quantitative problem solving is complemented by new features focus on key themes of conceptual understanding and visualization. A new suite of robust technology tools accompanies the text to enhance teaching and learning.

  • The text features a substantially revised art program that allows enhanced visualization of core concepts and helps students connect the macroscopic to the molecular level. Student technology tools carry this even further.
  • "A Chemist Looks At" boxes highlight chemistry's real-world applications to medicine, health, frontiers of science, and the environment. Students can see how the material in the text relates to their future careers, their world, and their everyday lives.
  • End-of-chapter "Media Activities" help students use technology resources to explore concepts and solve problems.

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4-0 out of 5 stars Good, general, nice diagrams
We use this text for our freshman chemistry course at Trent University, and have for a number of years (previous editions). It is equal or superior to virtually all other texts that I am aware of for a general course that includes both chemistry majors and others (biology, physics, etc.). Concepts are explained well, diagrams are easy to understand, and there is a profusion of examples in the text. It also includes a biochemistry chapter, which many other texts do not have. With the addition of bichem to many 1st year curricula, this is important.

If teaching a more rigorous/physical course directed solely to chem majors, this book may not be the best choice (perhaps Oxtoby and Nachtrieb would be a better choice).

This book is generally superior in quantity and quality of questions at the back of the chapter. All questions are paired with the odd numbered question having the answer in the back of the book. Students really like this feature.

As an instructor, there are a number of extras that are very helpful, including an alternate example manual (with examples to use in class that are complimentary to the text), a full set of figures on a CD-ROM which are easily transferred to Powerpoint for use in lectures, and a complete solutions manual.

There are a few small problems. The order in the text is not the order I teach in, but the chapters are pretty good at delineating the material so you can teach out of order. For example, Chapter 6 is thermochemistry, and Chapter 18 is the rest of thermodynamics - why 12 chapters between them? (To be fair, this system is used in a number of freshman texts.) Web resources for the student are lacking in that they cost extra (at least, in Canada), something many other publishers offer for free.

All in all, this is a very good text for a general course in freshman chemistry. It is well indexed, and should also be of use to anyone that needs a chemistry reference book.

4-0 out of 5 stars Gen Chem text on the easy side
This is a text that is relatively low level among those for science majors. It is generally clearly written. If you find questions on your test consistantly harder than the ones in this text, you might have to find used copies of other "harder" textbooks (Zumdahl, Brown/LeMay/Bursten, or Oxtoby) and work some of the more challenging end-of-chapter problems. On the other hand, if you can understand the concepts and follow the explanations in the text, you will have to buy a copy of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Chemistry or Chemistry for Dummies.

1-0 out of 5 stars this book is crap
this book is is crap. I am a Chemistry major and I understand the equations and relations very well, but when I first used this book in my general chemistry classes, it was a waste of my time. The book consists mainly of short examples and the book does not help to understand the relation of the equations. Also, the book as many errors. Because there are errors, you assume that every answer is possibly wrong and that you are doing the work wrong. The errors also do not help when you do have the correct answer. The authors will change the answers and will not inform you as to how they go the answer. If you are taking a Chemistry class and this book is the requirement, I suggest you talk to your professor or use another book for reference, this book is a tragedy.

3-0 out of 5 stars dissapointed
This book was damaged because it was shipped in an unprotected manner. It also took over a week to arrive.

2-0 out of 5 stars This Book Is Not For The Beginner
I don't recommend this book for those who have no background in Chemistry at all. The difinetion aren't clear (sometimes they're very confusing); some of the examples are too short and don't explain well. It's difficult to follow for the biginner. The CD that comes with is almost useless. The test as well as the example questions are almost the same (only the # that are different) There're also some answer mistakes. However, if you just want to review what you've already know, this is not a bad book to have! ... Read more


36. Procedures for Primary Care Physicians
by John L. Pfenninger, Grant Fowler
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Asin: 0323005063
Catlog: Book (2003-07-21)
Publisher: Mosby
Sales Rank: 11621
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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This comprehensive, "how-to" resource offers step-by-step strategies for nearly every outpatient procedure that can be performed in an office, Designed for everyday practice, the outline format allows speedy reference while the detailed text and clear illustrations guide readers through each procedure. The new edition of this best-selling book features more than 80 new procedures and covers hot topics such as -- conscious sedation, burn treatment, tissue adhesives, candida treatment for warts, and aesthetic procedures including hair removal, Botox injection, micro dermabrasive, collageninjection, skin peels, and more. More detailed discussions of patient education and medical coding shed more light on these aspects of practice. New sturdy cover stands up to daily use. Plus, hundreds of new illustrations bring the topics to life. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars A great office reference book..
As an internist starting out, I found this book invaluable to my patient practice. It is well organized and concise. It gives detailed and well illustrated instructions on the various procedures. It is divided into :
**Dermatology procedures (suture selection, bx, skin lesions, nail, abscess, acne, keloids, cryo etc)
**Anesthesia (local, topical, peripheral nerve blocks, trigger points)
**ENT
**Cardiovascular/REspiratory (art line, central line, Swan Ganz, intubation, pacing, PFT etc.)

**Urology (catherization
**Gyn
**OB
**pediatrics
**GI
**ortho (splinting, cast, dislocations, joint injections)
**Misc (abx prophylaxis, informed concent, LP etc)

Each procedure section is further broken down into clinical indications, contrditions, equipment needed, procedure process, tecnique, complication and CPT/billing code. It is a comprehensive book that contains more than you need to know--which is always good. Well worth the expense.

5-0 out of 5 stars A must have for providers of family or adult primary care
Illustrations are the pinnacle of the book. It is well organized and the procedures are clearly spelled out in a step-wise manner.

5-0 out of 5 stars Concise explinations, drawing, addresses, and billing codes!
This is a great book to boost your office procedure skills and cut down on referrals for minor procedures. I found the book helpful with short and concise explinations, diagrams, and addresses of manufactures of products medtioned. The billing codes are also helpful when training billing staff. Very comprehensive and well worth the cost! ... Read more


37. Handbook of Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Formulations
by Sarfaraz K. Niazi
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Catlog: Book (2004-04-30)
Publisher: CRC Press
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Pharmaceutical formulations remain as much an art today as they have evolved into complex science. With exponential growth of generic formulations, the need for ready formulations has increased. Essentially an authoritative practical guide in the art and science of formulating drugs, the six-volume handbook contains the Bill of Materials and Manufacturing Directions for over 2000 drug formulations, including a number of biotechnology and patented drugs. The author has painstakingly assembled these volumes from FDA New Drug Applications, patent applications and other sources of generic and proprietary formulations, all supplemented by his 30-plus years of experience in pharmaceutical formulations. Each volume of the series is divided into two parts: the section on regulatory and manufacturing guidelines and the section on formulations. The series provides chapters on issues related to generic manufacturing of drugs including cGMP compliance, pre-approval inspections, stability testing, bioequivalence testing, packaging commodity development, changes to aNDAs, SUPAC for equipment and a large number of other relevant and current topics of interest to the pharmaceutical industry. Each category of drug formulations, as classified in a separate volume, is analyzed for the common difficulties in formulating drugs. This book is the first of its kind published in the pharmaceutical literature and is a must collection for all pharmaceutical manufacturers, educational institutions and regulatory authorities. Companies with large formulation teams will find this book an excellent platform for benchmarking their own products and the generic companies will find this book an excellent source of information prior to embarking on formulating drugs coming off patent; this book will mean getting on the filing of the aNDAs in the shortest possible time. This book should also serve as an excellent teaching tool, not only for those working in the manufacturing environment but also in academia. ... Read more


38. Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary -Thumb-Indexed Version
by Donald Venes, Clayton L. Thomas, Clarence Wilbur Taber
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Asin: 0803606540
Catlog: Book (2001-06-01)
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Average Customer Review: 4.32 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars A must have for any Nursing student
I can't tell you how invaluable this book is to me. It is safe to say I would be lost without it. I am in a bridge nursing program (RN-Masters) and have never worked in the medical feild before. Upper division textbooks are usually unhelpful because they contain no glossary at the back of the book. If your books are the same way this book is a necessity!

Definitions are in plain english rather than crazy medical jargon so you rarely have to filp pages to define words in the definition of the original word in question. Even better are the multitude of pictures and diagrams that really solidify your understanding of select terms.

There are some additional niceties specifially for nurses or nursing students. The appendix is filled with useful nursing guides such as:
1. Nutrition and dietary refrence values
2. Herbal medicines and their uses
3. Normal refrence laboratory values
4. Prefixes and suffixes
5. Latin and Greek nomenclature
6. Medical abbreviations
7. Units of measurement
8. Mini English-Spanish-French dictionary inclusive of specific medical phrases that may be used on the job
9. Classification of poisons and poisoning, including pathology, symptoms, and medical treatment
10. Addresses for health care resources and organizations, and nursing organizations
11. NIC and NOC lists
12. Nursing diagnosis
13. Conceptual models and theories of nursing

Those additional resources alone are worth the price of this book. You may be on a tight budget, but this is one book you cannot afford to be without.

5-0 out of 5 stars Indispensable for Professionals, Students, & Laypeople
This dictionary has enough information to be useful for even the most learned medical professional and is still simple enough to use to be accessible to any mildly educated member of society. The dictionary is much more than simply a dictionary. Consisting of the vocabulary section and then some appendices, this 2270-page godsend is chockfull of definitions, examples, full-color diagrams, charts, diagnoses, and more. The preface to the dictionary actually lists all of the features of this cyclopedic dictionary, so I will regurgitate it here:
1. Vocabulary
2. Easy-to-Use Entry Format
3. Alphabetization
4. Eponyms (including biographies of those after whom things were named)
5. Definitions
6. Pronunciations
7. Singular/Plural Forms
8. Etymologies
9. Abbreviations
10. Encyclopedic Entries
11. Illustrations
12. Tables
13. Adjective Forms of Words
14. Cautionary Statements
15. Synonyms (Very helpful!)
16. Cross-References
17. Appendices (Basically all the stuff that doesn't fit well within the dictionary, like medical terminology prefixes, suffixes, and combining forms as well as lots of various classification schemes)
18. Nursing Diagnoses Appendix

The book comes with a trial subscription to Taber's Online. This is my only complaint. Taber's Online does not appear to have received the thorough thought that the printed version did. I found that it was generally unhelpful, but you don't have to pay any extra for it, so I'm not complaining, just commenting. Overall, I would strongly recommend buying the Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary.

2-0 out of 5 stars who needs a dictionary
THIS DICTIONARY WAS OKAY. I BOUGHT IT AS A MEDICAL STUDENT THINKING IT WOULD BE USEFUL, IT WAS NOT. I GUESS IT WOULD BE USEFUL FOR PEOPLE OUT OF THE MEDICAL FIELD WHO WANT TO LOOK SOMETHING UP BUT WAS NOT USEFUL FOR ME.

4-0 out of 5 stars A useful and comprehensive resource
I used this dictionary for many courses in the allied health discipline. I especially liked the way the dictionary categorized diseases by etiology, symptoms, course, and treatment. The appendices and illustrations were useful as well. One drawback to the dictionary is that some of the terms are hard to find; sometimes, one must flip back and forth while it leads you on a wild goose chase. As a whole, Taber's is an excellent pick for anyone choosing health as a clinical practice.

5-0 out of 5 stars Couldn't be better
This book is a must have for new medical students. In the first 2 yrs of nedical school you will be hit with zillions of new tems and this dictionary is small and complete. You can easily take it to class with you and use it for a quick reference. PDA version is nice too (no pictures though). ... Read more


39. Intravenous Medications 2005: A Handbook for Nurses and Allied Health Professionals (Intravenous Medications)
by Betty L. Gahart, Adrienne R. Nazareno
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Published annually to provide the most current IV drug information possible, the 2005 edition of Intravenous Medications is updated throughout with hundreds of new drug facts and approximately 10 new monographs for IV drugs recently approved by the FDA. More than 350 drug monographs are presented alphabetically by generic name in a clinically useful format. Each monograph heading includes the drug's generic name, pronunciation, trade name(s), drug category, and pH. Monograph sections include: usual dose; pediatric dose; infant and/or neonatal dose; dose adjustments; dilution, including storage; compatibilities; incompatibilities; rate of administration; actions; indications and uses; contraindications; precautions, including monitor, patient education, maternal/child, and elderly; drug/lab interactions; side effects; and antidote. All drugs are listed in the index by generic and common trade names, as well as by pharmacologic action. Appendixes offer useful information on handling cyto ... Read more


40. 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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Catlog: Book (1997-12-01)
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Average Customer Review: 4.67 out of 5 stars
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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 Amazon.com 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


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