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Any difference in the various book editions?

Discussion in 'Medical Students - MD' started by TeaLeef, Mar 6, 2007.

  1. TeaLeef

    TeaLeef Junior Member

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    Hi guys, I have the chance to buy a lot of BRS books at a discounted price. However, the books are old editions like from 1996. Is there any substantial difference between these old editions and the newer 2006 ones? I want to save $ if I can. :D Thanks!
     
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  3. Critical Mass

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    96 is probably a little bit old for my comfort level unless I'm getting the book for free. I personally don't think that BRS is a bad deal for $30-40. I'd be concerned that somebody didn't already circle the correct answers in the question section.

    Likely no big difference exists, but my books aren't something that I want to take shortcuts on.
     
  4. Jack Daniel

    Jack Daniel In Memory of Riley Jane
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    Later editions may have better vignette-style questions which more accurately reflect current USMLE.

    A BRS that old for microbiology may be outdated regarding some nomenclature, emerging pathogens, antibiotics and resistence.
     
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    Trudat! :thumbup:
     

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