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Hardcover Mosby's Guide to Physical Examination Book

ISBN: 0323016804

ISBN13: 9780323016803

Mosby's Guide to Physical Examination

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This comprehensive textbook of physical examination, history taking, and health assessment is distinguished by its unique author team of two physicians and two nurses. Their blend of expertise results in an unusually broad, multidisciplinary perspective...a unique emphasis on differential diagnosis...and an uncommonly compassionate, patient-centered approach. What's more, their expertise in both adult health and pediatrics fosters an especially thorough...

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Preferred Mosby to Bates

Update: I have warmed up to Bates as the semester has gone on; in several sections ("derm" for instance) it has a better selection and discussion of abnormal illustrations and photos than Mosby. Plus, it is usually more succinct but still gives the meat of what you need to know. Finally, it sometimes organizes assessment advice and abnormal assessments better than Mosby. At this point I would give both books 5 stars-- get the book your course requires. If you are particularly interested in assessment, then get DeGowan as well, or get all three. ---------- Original review: I bought Bates' Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking and borrowed Mosby's guide, and I have to say that Mosby's Guide to Physical Examination is more detailed (it's also cheaper). For example, it separates the description of what you see in the nasal mucosa and nasal turbinates, giving expected vs. abnormal findings in both, whereas Bate's lumps both together as nasal mucosa. Another difference is that Mosby's groups infant, child, pregnant woman, and older adult assessments close the the adult assessment area, and Bate's has chapters in the back of the book for those assessments. Therefore, continuing the nasal assessment, to fully determine what a pale boggy turbinate might mean in a child, when using Bates one should look in at least two chapters separated by hundreds of pages. On the other hand, if you are doing a systemic pediatric assignment for school, it is somewhat nice to have one chapter in Bates to look through-- in Mosby's one has to look through each system's (cardiac, respiratory, neurologic) chapter at the "children" sections. The increased detail in Mosby also comes at the expense of a smaller typeface (they both have about the same number of pages and the same margin area for notes). I am definitely keeping the Bate's, but I'm going to buy a used Mosby to supplement it. Hope this review helps some NP or MD student!

Must-have for med students!

This book is great for learning medical exams! the pictures are helpful and the explanations are clear! A must-buy! 5 stars!

Excellent reference

This is a well organized reference for use in the clinical setting. Both professional nurses and advanced practice nurses will find this a valuable addition to their reference library. Clinical pearls included throughout the text are nice tips for the experienced practicioner.

This is the best I've seen

I'm a medical student whose school uses Bates' guide... I must say that this book FAR surpasses Bates. Not only is the information complete, but the pictures and "jewels" it presents are wonderful. This is also better than the Schwartz (which I own also). If I could choose all over which book to buy of the three, I would DEFINITELY buy this one.


Excellent book, superior picture and graphic, good explanations, If you want to buy an excellent book of it is. The CD bring usefull information, and friendly interface for students. A recomendation for the Authors could be insert video of each maneuver and sign, as well as clinical interviews of each capital syndrome.
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