The Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy, 17th Edition (Centennial Edition)
By Mark H. Beers, Robert Berkow
* Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
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 volume for anyone with more than a passing interest in bodily ills.
The most widely used medical reference in the world-more than 10 million copies sold in 18 languages since it was first published in 1899-revised, updated, and redesigned with more changes than any edition in the past twenty years.
Summary: Marvelous Merck Manual
The Merck Manual has always been a medical gem. The information is timely, authoritative, and beautifully written and edited. It informs but does not overwhelm with esoteric medical-speak. I have been a physician (M.D.)for 47 years and have found The Manual a valuable companion on countless occasions. The section on personality disorders, for example, provides one of the finest explanations of the diagnosis and treatment of these complicated mental conditions I have ever read. The Merck Manual sets a very high standard for medical texts.
Summary: the best so ever
realy it is a reference for me and my patients sometimes and not only in my specility and other specilities
Summary: great referece book
The Merck Manual continues to be a well organized reference book that covers a broad range of health topics/disease. Great book!
Summary: Merck manuel
Excellent brief entries with salient facts about a wide variety of medical conditions. I revieew medical charts for a living, and this is an invaluable resource for quick, no nonsense information.
Summary: Merck Manual
The Merck Manual is an indispensable book for every home where lives someone with any medical training (or one who loves to use a dictionary). You get a succinct review of any disease process, as well as all possible treatments & outcomes. Couldn’t do without it, & buy a new one every time it comes out.