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Discussion in 'PM&R' started by medicineman1, Apr 20, 2007.

  1. medicineman1

    medicineman1 7+ Year Member

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    As a primary text Delissa or Braddom?
     
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  3. njdevil

    njdevil 10+ Year Member

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    braddom
     
  4. joseppi

    joseppi Member 7+ Year Member

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    braddom- easier to read
     
  5. Disciple

    Disciple Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    Ditto.
     
  6. mehul_25

    mehul_25 Dude!!! 10+ Year Member

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    braddom
     
  7. rehab_sports_dr

    rehab_sports_dr Member 7+ Year Member

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  8. catwhisperer

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  9. Louisville04

    Louisville04 Junior Member 10+ Year Member

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    Wow...Braddom is pitching a 6-0 shutout over DeLisa :)
     
  10. SCIronMike

    SCIronMike Member Physician 10+ Year Member

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    I prefer Braddom.
     
  11. AviatorDoc

    AviatorDoc fizz ee at' rist 10+ Year Member

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    Newest Braddom > Newest Delisa > Old Braddom
     
  12. mdvol

    mdvol Private Practice 10+ Year Member

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    Bought New Delisa and felt it was better than old Braddom now like New Braddom best
     
  13. Karaoke

    Karaoke 5+ Year Member

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    I have a theory about this issue, so I'm going to test it out
    here: I say that people favor whichever book was most
    recently issued when they were starting PGY2 year. For me,
    it's the Braddom, which just came out this year and I favor
    Braddom. The people in my program in the two classes
    above me all favor the DeLisa, and coincidentally (I don't
    think so) the newest text issued when they started their
    PGY2 years was DeLisa.

    So according to my theory, entire classes of residents will
    be favoring Braddom for the next few years until the next
    edition of DeLisa is printed. The first PGY2 class to receive
    the next DeLisa will favor that text over Braddom. And so on.

    Back me up here, guys.

    Or put me in my place, either way.
     
  14. rehab_sports_dr

    rehab_sports_dr Member 7+ Year Member

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    I tend to think that Braddom is just better, period. A lot of my mentors were involved in writing Delisa, so it is a hard thing for me to say, but Braddom is a better textbook.

    The reason is that Randy Braddom personally rewrites every chapter to make sure they are readable. This makes for a far more comprehensible textbook.

    The authors in both textbooks are universally excellent. However, not all of them are good writers. Randy Braddom is a good writer. This means that all of the chapters in Braddom are easily readable, but that is not true of the Delisa textbook. I believe this to be true of all the editions.

    All that said, Delisa's textbook does have it's strengths. IMO, it is the more comprehensive textbook, and covers more topics. There are certainly many chapters in Delisa that are significantly better written than the corresponding chapters in Braddom. Ideally, you would have both textbooks. But given the choice of only one, I think Braddom is the better choice.
     

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