4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
This book is fabulous for medical students and first-year residents on call. It is a bit formulaic, but at 3am when the nurse has just woken you up and your brain's not working, it's great to follow until you get reoriented. Each chapter is a medical problem such as "seizure" or "chest pain", and the first page is always broken down into information you can get from the nurse on the phone, and then "elevator thoughts", which is essentially the differential, and how to proceed with diagnosis. This is not a book about details, but is excellent for helping you (and your patients) make it through the night!