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Davidson's Principles and Practice of Medicine (Anglais) Broché – 21 novembre 2002

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Excellent presentation and crystal-clear clarity!! 10 octobre 2004
Par firas_mr - Publié sur
I wish Kumar and Clark contained as many pictures and tables as Davidson's does. It makes a hell lot of a difference while studying for examinations and in the wards. Davidson's classification of information in superb Disease Management tables, Differential diagnosis tables ("Major Manifestations of Disease" part) is far superior in this regard. Further, Kumar and Clark lacks those Evidence-Based-Medicine panels in Davidson's which puts K&C backward in time. There isn't enough emphasis on EBM and Problem Based Learning and Symptomatology. The Infective Endocarditis section lacks mention of the Duke's Criteria. Also there isn't much on Geriatric Medicine. Davidson's has a seperate chapter on Geriatric Medicine. Moreover Davidson's provides clear-cut Disease Management guidelines with better clarity. The information boxes in Davidson's are simply adorable and K&C is nowhere as good as Davidson's as far as this is concerned. Also, each chapter in Davidson's begins with a flow-chart on Clinical Examination pertaining to the body system concerned, all with color photos! - a feature lacking in K&C. Though K&C's review of Clinical Examination is more detailed...still it could use a few more pictures. K&C could learn from Davidson's presentation style! The number of clinical photographs are also fewer than in Davidson's. Although it was K&C that brought in color in print, etc first, the 19th ed of Davidson's has overtaken the 5th ed of K&C even in this regard. Davidson's is probably the most visually captivating book in the undergraduate curriculum. It also boasts of an "International Panel of Advisors" that has helped shape the content of the book. All of these advantages that Davidson's has make it more accessible than K&C in the OP, ward, before name it!!

Well K&C is better than Davidson's in a few aspects. One thing that I particularly like is the way things are explained in much greater detail than Davidson's. K&C contains a lot more info than Davidson's as far as Pathophysiology is concerned. But then, when ur already familiar with pathophsiology as a practicing physician or a final yr. student,- Diagnosis(Symptomatology plays an important role), Disease Management and Investigations are more important. Davidson's has better clarity and accessibility in these areas. A few more diseases and syndromes (eg. Pearson's syndrome,etc) are covered in K&C that are lacking in Davidson's. The Psychiatry and Neurology sections are better. K&C helps in understanding disease mechanisms better and it's style is more explanatory. This is one major factor that made me purchase this book in-spite of all its drawbacks. Also I liked the "Ask the Author" feature in the online edition.

I hope the authors of K&C make the above improvements in the next edition. I really want K&C to be on par with Davidson's, which is what most of my colleagues use.

Undergrad Medical Student,
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hats off to the british!!! 10 mars 2003
Par Frank Shic - Publié sur
having read a multitude of medical textbooks including harrison's, current medical diagnosis and treatment, cecil essentials i can honestly say that this is perhaps the BEST clinical textbook i have seen so far in my experience!
the book is a beautiful one to behold, complete with EXCELLENT diagrams of the clinical presentations of many diseases and fantastic charts of differentials as well as evidence-based medicine all in COLOR!!! i can't tell you how much easier this is on the eyes than slogging through page after page of grey text!
every chapter is organized in a similar fashion with the first two pages going over all the relevant parts of an exam in a specific specialty like cardiology, gastroenterology, etc. davidson's reviews some basic pathophysiology, pertinent studies within the field before launching into the various disease entities.
although the book is not nearly as comprehensive as harrison's principles of internal medicine, it's structured much better for those with limited amounts of reading time (i.e. medical students cramming for the next shelf exam, residents trying to catch up on their sleep, and even newly dubbed attendings who are expecting children!!!).
this book will SURELY help you prepare for those annoying attending stumper questions like: who can tell me all the extra-pulmonary manifestations of sarcoid? what are the exam findings in a dialysis patient?
no respectable internal medicine library should lack this book!
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amazing 17 février 2005
Par Srini - Publié sur
I bought this book since i used this for my undergrad years.As everyone knows it would be easy to read the books which you are familiar with.Also the illustrations and hand written diagrams are the best you could get, for eg: complications of chronic kidney disease is given in one simple diagram which no one could never forget, and also easy to interpret.

Amazing text book in one simple word.

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All you need to know 20 juin 2004
Par Stamatis-nick Liossis - Publié sur
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A truly outstanding book. Being a big fan of the classic American textbooks I discovered this wonderful book just recently. Traditional medical knowledge, nothing less than what you have to know. Excellent not only for exams etc, but for everyday clinical practice. I have used extensively all the editions of Harrison's from the 8th till the current 15th, and I'll purchase the 16th as well, but now I know, what is important for my patients is really there. Masterly written, as if all the authors wanted to do was to put this amount of knowledge straight into our heads. I dont know if it is better than Kumar and Clarke, still Davidson's has the essense of the classic!
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Pretty Good 27 janvier 2006
Par Michael M. Halassa - Publié sur
Davidson's Principles and Practices of Medicine is a good overview of the different branches of internal medicine. In particular, Respiratory, Cardiolovascular, Gastrointestinal and Nervous system are well organized, concise and quite informative. It is not a very good source for infectious diseases, rheumatology, nephrology or psychiatry.

I like how the book is organized into a brief introduction to organ physiology, major manifestation of diseases and individual diseases. The section on Liver diseases maybe the best source for learning the subject in this category of books. It might be worth borrowing/buying this book just for that.
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