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The Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy

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This is serious stuff. The most widely used medical text in the world and the hypochondriac's bible, the Merck has the lowdown on the vast expanse of human diseases, disorders and injuries, as well as their symptoms and recommended therapy. It's intended for physicians and medical students, but though the type is tiny and the language technical, the Merck's a valuable volu ...more
Hardcover, 16th, 2165 pages
Published October 28th 1992 by Merck Publishing Group (first published January 1st 1899)
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Jose Moa
Apr 27, 2016 Jose Moa rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: meicine
For everybody with a high school biology and anatomy bacground ,a book easy to read of unvaluable information for family health.
It covers all medical fields, including farmacology and chemotherapy.
Imprescindible in the pre internet era.I have the 1986 edition
Eduardo
Sep 04, 2008 Eduardo rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A hypochondriac's dream come true.
Hope
Dec 29, 2010 Hope rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is a lot of fun. Yes, it was the standard text for doctors who wanted to quickly check a diagnosis. Now that's done by computer. But having the print copy is more fun. You can read straight through it, or choose your favorite sections, such as Infectious Diseases. There's a wonderful game my family used to play with it, a version of 20 Questions. Someone is the disease, and the rest have to take turns asking the disease characteristics. Whoever diagnoses the disease first, wins, and be ...more
Dan
Mar 03, 2015 Dan rated it it was amazing
Shelves: reference
Having referred to various editions of the Merck over three decades of my professional life, the 16th remains my favorite. For those with a scatological sense of humor, be sure to peruse the section beginning on page 845; someone slipped in a paragraph that appears in no other edition.
Amy
Nov 29, 2009 Amy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a great reference book, a must-have for anyone studying medicine or working in the medical and health professions. It is user-friendly, sectioned and tabbed by system or subject, though the small typeface may be difficult for some to read.
Renee Wierz
Jan 30, 2013 Renee Wierz rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love this handy little book and a great addition for any doctors shelf :) Or med students who understand more than the home edition!
Reema
Jan 07, 2008 Reema rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone who wants to fall asleep quickly
Boo!
Phoebe Chan
Aug 05, 2011 Phoebe Chan rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A very important literature
Toni
Awesome resource for our pre-internet days. Use with caution if you tend to be the self-diagnosing type! Seriously.
Alex Kørup
Sep 17, 2009 Alex Kørup rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: medicine
Used this book as a reference during med school. Absolutely packed with information! Fits in any backpack easily. The downside is the lack of illustrations/pictures.... :(
Moath Roubi
Jun 12, 2014 Moath Roubi rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Best medical book
Michinio Camorelli
Simply industry standard!
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