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So there is a new red version of Pocket Medicine (2007), but I have the option of buying the blue edition (2004). Anyone know if there are major differences between the two? Worth spending the extra money on the new edition?
 

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So there is a new red version of Pocket Medicine (2007), but I have the option of buying the blue edition (2004). Anyone know if there are major differences between the two? Worth spending the extra money on the new edition?
While I cannot tell you what the differences are in the editions, i feel that one of the strengths of pocket medicine is that it cites important journal articles and studies for treatment protocols... it is something to keep on top of, i think.
 

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So there is a new red version of Pocket Medicine (2007), but I have the option of buying the blue edition (2004). Anyone know if there are major differences between the two? Worth spending the extra money on the new edition?

If they put out a new edition every year I would consider buying it. They really have up to date citations of the literature and recommendations out there. Some sections are better than others, but as a general book it is great.
 
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The red one has a better organization. I'd go with the red.
 

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The red one has a better organization. I'd go with the red.
Co-sign...I think that's the biggest difference. The red one is much easier to read. Regardless of which edition you get, it's definitely a 'must-have'.
 

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The red one has a better organization. I'd go with the red.
Agree as well. More up-to-date, better organized. The medicine residents I worked with kept stealing mine for these reasons.
 

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Go with the 07. Believe me the organization is key when you're walking into a patient's room knowing your staff is about to ask you to give a little improv presentation on hyperaldosteronism.
 

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absolutely go with the red. paying the extra 20 bucks is well worth it vs the "vasovagal near syncope episode" feeling of getting pimped and can't find the answer
 
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