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Medical textbooks - the good, the bad, and the ugly

Discussion in 'Medical Students - DO' started by BACMEDIC, Apr 26, 2004.

  1. BACMEDIC

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    Medical textbooks are expensive, but a good one is worth its weight in gold. Looking over the texts for LECOM first semester PBL pathway and speculating that they will be the same for LECOMB this year, I was wondering what are the good ones and what ones are the dogs. There are a lot of optional texts ? ?pick one from the following three or one from the following five.? If I ended up buying all the required text, plus one from each of the ?pick one from list?, and ignoring all the ?recommended text?, then I would be buying 17 texts for the first semester alone! That seems crazy ? how did you survive it?

    I know many say you don?t have to buy them all, but I was wondering what experience everyone has on these, regardless if you went to LECOM or not, if you have experience in any of these text, I want to hear from you.

    2003-2004 Booklist
    PBL REQUIRED BOOKS

    Anatomy (08-03 ? 10-03) Clinically Oriented Anatomy Moore 0683061410 $65.00

    Choose 1 of the 5 Anatomy Atlases
    Anatomy Clemente 0683017330
    $61.95
    Atlas of Human Anatomy Netter 1929007116
    $68.95
    Grant?s Atlas of Anatomy Agur 078175013X
    $68.95
    Color Atlas of Anatomy Rohen 0781731941
    $68.95
    McMinn?s Color Atlas of Anatomy Abrahams 0723432120
    $60.95

    Embryology (08-03 ? 10-03)
    Human Embryology Krueger $13.00

    Choose 1 of the 3 Embryology Texts
    Langman?s Medical Embryology Sadler 0781743109 $49.95
    Human Embryology Larsen 0443065837 $51.95
    Developing Human Moore 0721694128 $51.95

    Histology (08-03 ? 10-03)

    Histology: A Text and Atlas Ross 0683302426 $57.95

    OMM (All year)
    Osteopathic Approach DiGiovanna 0397515812
    $79.95
    Physical Exam of Spine and Extremeties Hoppenfeld 0838578535
    $69.00
    Foundations of Osteopathic Medicine Ward 0781734975
    $110.00

    Biochemistry
    Basic Medical Biochemistry Marks 068305595X $48.00
    ***new edition due 1/28/04 0781721458
    Medical Genetics Jorde 03230020259 $45.95

    Pharmacology
    Basic Clinical Pharmacology Katzung 0838505988
    $49.95

    Physiology
    Medical Physiology Rhoades 0781719364 $69.95

    Microbiology
    Medical Microbiology Murray 032312132
    $54.95

    Immunology
    Really Essential Medical Immunology Roitt 0632055065 $41.95

    Pathology
    Pathologic Basis of Disease Cotran
    072167335X $87.95

    Neuroanatomy
    Clinical Neuroantomy Medical Students Snell 0781728312 $52.00
    Behavioral Science
    Synopsis of Psychiatry Sadock 0781731836 $75.00

    RECOMMENDED TEXT
    Hollinshead Anatomy Rosse 0397512562
    $52.50
    Color Atlas of Histology Gartner 0781725852
    $54.95
    Color Atlas Histology Erlandsen
    Neuroanatomy: Atlas Haines
    0781737362 $44.95
    Lippincott?s Biocehmistry Champe 0397510918
    $32.95
    Harper?s Biochemistry Murray 0071389016
    $44.95
    Lippincott?s Pharmacology Mycek 0781724139
    $35.95
    Pharmacology: Exam & Review Trevor 0838581471
    $39.95
    Pharmacology: Road Map Katzung 0071399305
    $19.95
    Goodman and Gilman Pharmacological Hardman 0071354697
    $135.00
    Dorland?s Illustrated Dictionary Dorland 0721601464
    $49.95
    Or
    Stedman?s Medical Dictionary Stedman 068340007X
    $49.95
    Osteopathic Principles in Practice Kuchera 157071514
    $53.00
    Interactive Case Studies Pathology Kumar 0721604102
    $49.95
    Lippincott Microbiology Strohl 0397515685
    $35.00
    Special Order through bookstore:
    Encyclopedia of Osteopathy DiGiovanna
    Osteopathic Priniciples & Practice Review Crow
     
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  3. BassDominator

    BassDominator Senior Member
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    These are the only books I found worth buying:

    Clinically Oriented Anatomy Moore 0683061410 $65.00

    Atlas of Human Anatomy Netter 1929007116
    $68.95

    Basic Clinical Pharmacology Katzung 0838505988
    $49.95


    Pathologic Basis of Disease Cotran
    072167335X $87.95

    Lippincott?s Biocehmistry Champe 0397510918
    $32.95

    Lippincott?s Pharmacology Mycek 0781724139
    $35.95
     
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    Anatomy (08-03 ? 10-03) Clinically Oriented Anatomy Moore 0683061410 $65.00

    Choose 1 of the 5 Anatomy Atlases
    Anatomy Clemente 0683017330
    $61.95
    Atlas of Human Anatomy Netter 1929007116
    $68.95
    Grant?s Atlas of Anatomy Agur 078175013X
    $68.95
    Color Atlas of Anatomy Rohen 0781731941
    $68.95
    McMinn?s Color Atlas of Anatomy Abrahams 0723432120
    $60.95

    Embryology (08-03 ? 10-03)
    Human Embryology Krueger $13.00

    -Get the green paper back Stedman's instead of the big one

    Choose 1 of the 3 Embryology Texts
    Langman?s Medical Embryology Sadler 0781743109 $49.95
    Human Embryology Larsen 0443065837 $51.95Developing Human Moore 0721694128 $51.95

    Histology (08-03 ? 10-03)

    Histology: A Text and Atlas Ross 0683302426 $57.95
    OMM (All year)
    Osteopathic Approach DiGiovanna 0397515812
    $79.95
    Physical Exam of Spine and Extremeties Hoppenfeld 0838578535
    $69.00
    Foundations of Osteopathic Medicine Ward 0781734975
    $110.00

    Biochemistry
    Basic Medical Biochemistry Marks 068305595X $48.00***new edition due 1/28/04 0781721458
    Medical Genetics Jorde 03230020259 $45.95

    Pharmacology
    Basic Clinical Pharmacology Katzung 0838505988
    $49.95

    Physiology
    Medical Physiology Rhoades 0781719364 $69.95

    Microbiology
    Medical Microbiology Murray 032312132
    $54.95

    Immunology
    Really Essential Medical Immunology Roitt 0632055065 $41.95

    Pathology
    Pathologic Basis of Disease Cotran
    072167335X $87.95

    Neuroanatomy
    Clinical Neuroantomy Medical Students Snell 0781728312 $52.00
    Behavioral Science
    Synopsis of Psychiatry Sadock 0781731836 $75.00

    RECOMMENDED TEXT
    Hollinshead Anatomy Rosse 0397512562
    $52.50
    Color Atlas of Histology Gartner 0781725852
    $54.95
    Color Atlas Histology Erlandsen
    Neuroanatomy: Atlas Haines
    0781737362 $44.95
    Lippincott?s Biocehmistry Champe 0397510918
    $32.95
    Harper?s Biochemistry Murray 0071389016
    $44.95
    Lippincott?s Pharmacology Mycek 0781724139
    $35.95
    Pharmacology: Exam & Review Trevor 0838581471
    $39.95
    Pharmacology: Road Map Katzung 0071399305
    $19.95
    Goodman and Gilman Pharmacological Hardman 0071354697
    $135.00
    Dorland?s Illustrated Dictionary Dorland 0721601464
    $49.95
    Or
    Stedman?s Medical Dictionary Stedman 068340007X
    $49.95
    Osteopathic Principles in Practice Kuchera 157071514
    $53.00
    Interactive Case Studies Pathology Kumar 0721604102
    $49.95
    Lippincott Microbiology Strohl 0397515685
    $35.00
    Special Order through bookstore:
    Encyclopedia of Osteopathy DiGiovanna
    Osteopathic Priniciples & Practice Review Crow[/QUOTE]
     
  5. DoctorInSpace

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    Here at NSU, we get notes from our professors, so our use of textbooks is probably less than other schools. However, my personal favorites are the Rohen Anatomy Atlas, Clinically Oriented Anatomy by Moore that someone else had suggested, any of the Board Review Series for a topic (good for study questions and good explanations), Renal Physiology by Vander (a small book, but much better than our text), and i really like our radiology book, Clinical Radiology--The Essentials, by Daffner. Our professor teaches from the book but it is also an easy read with great explanations. I guess it depends on how your professors teach. I buy a lot of books b/c I get reimbursed and I want the resources available at home since I don't live across the street from school.

    Good luck!!
     
  6. docslytherin

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    here is the list of books that i possess (or have found useful):

    clinically oriented anatomy - moore
    atlas of human anatomy - netter
    grant's dissector
    the developing human (embryo) - moore
    rapid interpretation of ekg - dubin
    outline of osteopathic manipulative treatment - kimberly (awesome!!!)
    brs physiology - costanza
    lippincott biochemistry
    brs anatomy - chung
    histology and cell biology - paulsen
    clinically microbiology made ridiculously simple - gladwin
    first aid for the usmle step 1(perhaps a bit early, but it's good review as you're taking your exams)
    guide to the physical exam and history taking - bates

    pretty much everything else has come from the lecture notes. the books above are things that help me. the netter and the moore anatomy books are essential (i like the clemente as well, but i think the netter is the best choice)
     

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