"In its comprehensive yet practical approach, this work exceeds its predecessors...all practitioners will find this book to be a ready reference as well as an excellent review.Students will continue to depend on it. Underlined and noted, it will be on the shelves of many future physicians. The authors are once again some of the most eminent physicians and educators in the world...This continues to be one of the most outstanding textbooks of medicine ever written, and this edition could well be the best yet. The online resources available to the book's owner greatly amplify the text's usefulness. I'm not sure if a single book could ever be described as comprehensive as to be the only medicine text a physician might need, but this work indeed comes close. 5 stars!" -Doody's Book Review Service
"Cecil textbook of Medicine, which ranks among the best medical textbooks in longevity, comprehensiveness, tradition, and use by practitioners and students alike...Reflecting new evidence-based standards, US Preventive Services Task Force Grade A evidence is highlighted within the text and cited at the conclusion of each chapter. This adds a methodologically rigorous approach to the diagnosis and management of diseases, which is necessary to practice sate-of-art medicine in a society increasingly focused on preventable errors. The text has full color with useful color-coded diagnostic and treatment algorithms...[Cecil Online] gives users real time access to a dynamic, expandable, and highly interactive e-version of the textbook. Goldman and Ausiello make a fine pairing, one a clinician-researcher, the other a physician-scientist. They have done a superb job of melding the best of the old Cecil with the sensibilitie and technology of 21st century medicine. The book links explicitly fundamental clinicalm bench, and public health research with evidence-based clinical medicine, with a particular eye toward common clinical problems.This emphasis infuses Cecil with utility for students, practitioners, and researchers alike...Goldman and Ausiello have given the 22nd edition of this venerable textbook a 21st century remodeling, which sets a new standard that others are sure to follow".
-JAMA, September 8, 2004-Vol 292, NO 10
About the Author
Executive Vice President for Health and Biomedical Sciences and Dean of the Faculties of Health Sciences and of Medicine, Harold and Margaret Hatch Professor of the University, Professor of Medicine and of Epidemiology, Columbia University, New York, NY