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The Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy, 17th Edition (Centennial Edition) Hardcover


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  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0911910107
  • ISBN-13: 978-0911910100
  • Product Dimensions: 20.6 x 14.5 x 5.6 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 Kg
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #168,158 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By reviewer on July 7 2006
Format: Hardcover
Just a great medical reference book that has been around forever- however its probably more for medical professionals though than the lay person as the language can get a bit complicated- check out the home version if you're non-medical. Also recommended for healthcare workers, The Sixty-Second Motivator to learn how to better motivate patients to exercise, take their meds, eat better, etc.
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By judyevelyn on March 9 2014
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
terrific to have on hand in the middle of the night - and to get nursing perspective on how to handle something if you are helping a loved one.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Hassan Galadari on Feb. 13 2003
Format: Hardcover
Dubbed the Bible of Medicine, the Merck manual is a book condensed enough to cover all the major aspects of of medicine in a text written that even though is targeted towards health care practitioners, can also be used by that layman. Written first at the end of the 19th century, the manual covers nearly most of everything in the medical field. From why epilepsy occurs to that dreadful itchy rash, the topics are concise, up to the point and easy to understand. Even though a home edition exists, the black book can be used by educated people to know anything they would like to know, with the exception of surgery.
The book is divided into an alphabetical scheme, where all the topics are featured in that order. However that can be confusing as such since the subtopics are not arranged that way. Case in point, if you wanted to search for Candidiasis of the skin, you should not search under C, but S for skin disorders and then follow things through. This can be confusing at first, but then again, this is not an encyclopedia or dictionary of medical terms. The great thing about the book is the way everything is covered in the basic schema of background, signs and symptoms and then therapy. This helps people understand the topic in the right sense and actually makes it stick to your mind for a long time. The book is also good enough to mention the doses of the drugs used to treat an ailment.
No medical clinician should be out there practicing without the Merck Manual on his desk. This is a quick reference that is essential in the day of evidence based medicine and where the patient is educated enough to be a part of his or her treatment plan and not just the silent recepient. The book can be found in the hard copy format and is available for the PALM, which makes it the best reference carried in a doctor's pocket.
Very Highly Recommended!!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 17 1999
Format: Hardcover
I have purchased every edition of The Merck Manual starting with the 10th edition. They all have been the best medical information resource available at the time.
The new, 17th edition, has surpassed all past editions. The typeface has been improver (made larger), the layout of topics has been changed for the better and the writing style has been made more lay person reader friendly. In sum, the best has got even better.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Rogelio Arce B. on Jan. 21 2001
Format: Hardcover
I HAVE BOUGHT THIS BOOK SINCE I START STUDYING MEDICINE 30 YEARS AGO, AND I HAVE MY NEWEST ONE FROM 1999. EVERY DOCTOR MUST HAVE IT AS A DESK HELP.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 13 2000
Format: Hardcover
If my doctors would have read this book, I would definitely be in a healthier condition. But all my propaganda did not help. In Switzerland they prefer Harrysson, which is larger, but therefore no doctor has the time to read it. The Merck Manual seems to be the best book for concise information about diseaes, diagnosis and therapy. The authors are high level in their fields and still present there topics in a comprehensible way. But still, some knowledge about physiology is assumed. Pathology can only be understood as a deviation from physiology.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Dr.manish Joshi on Dec 28 1999
Format: Hardcover
Merck Manual does justice when time is a factor to consider .It might make a slow read but the load of facts rumbling in your brains thereafter...I would say better slow than sorry.......so go buy it !
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Todd M. Grivetti RN CCRN on Nov. 1 1999
Format: Hardcover
The Merck is an excellent guide for all medical personnel. I have used it frequently when reviewing diagnoses and conditions.
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