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  1. megpie111

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    What's better, Harrisons, or Cecils for IM? I have Cecils, and can't decide if i should by Harrisons or not...
     
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    Out of the two new editions of both, I think Harrison's is much better. But unless you're a book junky like me, don't waste the extra money on getting both as Cecil's is still a good IM text.
     
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    It seems like most people consider Harrison's to be the "gold standard".

    Just curious, are you using Cecil's textbook or Cecil's essentials?
     
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    You may want to check to see if your school's library offers Harrison's online for free - I end up using the online version much more often than my hard copy.

    I would also suggest Step Up to Medicine as a great review text - nearly everyone at my school uses it (and our average medicine shelf scores are consistently at least 1 s.d. above the national average)
     
  6. megpie111

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    it's cecils textbook- is there a difference?
     
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    Cecil's Essentials is the abridged version, probably what you have. That seems a bit dense for the shelf though.
     
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    I never got a Harrison's. Similarly I only use my Robbins as a stand to elevate my laptop. What are these books really meant for in M1-M4? I feel like with the resources available on the internet these days they are becoming less and less applicable.
     

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