Conn's Current Therapy 2014
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Conn's Current Therapy 2014 is an easy-to-use, in-depth guide to the latest advances in therapeutics for common complaints, acute disease and chronic illness. Family medicine experts, Drs. Edward T. Bope and Rick D. Kellerman present the expertise and knowledge of hundreds of skilled international leaders on evidence-based clinical management options. With key diagnostic points and treatment recommendation tables, you'll have access to the information you need to make accurate clinical decisions.
"All in all, this book and it’s on line cousins represent excellent value for money for a general medical resource".
Reviewed by: Dr Harry Brown Date: May 2014Table of Contents
- Apply the proven treatment strategies of hundreds of top experts in family and internal medicine.
- Get quick access to critical information with "Current Diagnosis" and "Current Therapy" boxes at the beginning of each chapter as well as standardized diagnostic points and clinical recommendation tables.
"The book is comprehensive, making it a valuable asset with the only limitation the lack of definition in the photographs."-Vincent Carr, DO, MSA, FACC, FACP(Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences) Doody Review: 5 stars
"Without doubt this book lives up to its title, it is certainly current and up to date. It is a textbook of general medicine and though American in origin, there is an awful lot here to interest a British reader. Interestingly both editors are family physicians so there is a lot here to interest primary care. There are loads of contributors, so there is enough expertise to cover the huge spectrum of topics on offer. Effectively this is a textbook of medicine but there are some nice and attractive extras thrown in. We have established it is up to date but this an annual publication. This means that the material is regularly reviewed and authors are refreshed and this happens every year giving this book powerful appeal.
It’s a big book at over 1300 pages and is packed with text, interspersed with useful tables. There is a massive amount of information available and although primarily the book is sourced from the other side of the pond, there is plenty here to occupy a British reader. I guess the target audience is either primary care or general medicine. It is pretty comprehensive, yet accessible and the editing has been tight and seamless. This is an impressive feat considering the number of contributors.
All the standard topics are covered in good in depth detail but there is also good coverage of paediatric topics, men’s health, physical and chemical injuries and travel medicine. Each chapter introduces the author by saying "Method of" which is helpful and provides an understanding what the book is trying to achieve. The preface is certainly worth a read as is explains the interesting heritage of the book and provides some of the background about the late Dr Conn.
Of course the book does not remain in the past; it is very much of the present. In addition to being bang up to date, purchase of the book allows access to the full text of the on line version. Just scratch off a covering (on the inside front cover) to obtain the access code in order to activate the on line use. In turn this allows access to an app, also which permits full access to the content via a smartphone. This can be downloaded and made available for off line access.
All in all, this book and it’s on line cousins represent excellent value for money for a general medical resource. I would suspect that you don’t need to buy a new edition every year, as I would guess the content will evolve slowly but surely. It is a very good general textbook of medicine which is very current and despite its American origins, translates well into British practice".
Reviewed by: Dr Harry Brown Date: May 2014
By Edward T. Bope, MD, Chief of Primary Care, Columbus VA, Assistant Dean for VA Medical Students and Clinical Professor, Family Medicine, The Ohio State University Faculty, Riverside Family Practice Residency Program, Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus, Ohio
and Rick D. Kellerman, MD, Professor and Chair, Department of Family and Community Medicine , University of Kansas School of Medicine - Wichita, Wichita, Kansas