First Aid review book

Discussion in 'Step I' started by hvitgris, Aug 21, 2002.

  1. hvitgris

    hvitgris Junior Member
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    I was going to purchase the new edition 2002, but then a friend of mine said i could have their 99 ed. Q: should i spend the money on the new one or not?

    thank you for your responses.
     
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  3. Ludy

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    YES! Buy the new one. I had the 2000 edition for my exam this past June, and I wished I'd waited for at least the 2001. I know the 2002 has many more color photos, much more information on leukemias and lymphomas, and several other additions that I don't remember right now. It's worth the extra money; the book's not that expensive to begin with.
     
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    So, is the 2002 edition much better than 2001? I'm planning on buying a 2001 for about half the price of the newest edition... is the 2002 significantly different/better? Also, does anyone know when the 2003 comes out?
     
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    '01 is fine for now, get the '03 in march, I assume you will take the test next summer.

    Jason
     
  6. Airborne

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    hvitgris and Amy:

    Buy the new one!

    I would hate myself if I found out I missed a few questions on the exam that were covered in the most recent issue...

    After all, an extra $15-30 isn't much compared to your $100K+ education.
     
  7. Ludy

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    I didn't compare the 2001 and 2002, although I heard that the 2002 has significantly more photos. Don't know about the amount of info in the text, though. If you're going to buy the 2003 anyway, then I would get the cheaper one. Otherwise, I'd pay extra for the 2002 now. It's not that expensive of a book; might as well pay $12 or so more to get the newest.
     

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