Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine 20th Edition Volume I & II
MASTER MODERN MEDICINE!
Introducing the Landmark Twentieth Edition of the Global Icon of Internal Medicine
The definitive guide to internal medicine is more essential than ever with the latest in disease mechanisms, updated clinical trial results and recommended guidelines, state of the art radiographic images, therapeutic approaches, and specific treatments, hundreds of demonstrative full-color drawings, and practical clinical decision trees and algorithms
A Doody’s Core Title for 2019!
Recognized by healthcare professionals worldwide as the leading authority on applied pathophysiology and clinical medicine, Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine gives you the informational foundation you need to provide the best patient care possible.
Essential for practice and education, the landmark 20th Edition features:
- Thoroughly revised content―covering the many new breakthroughs and advances in clinical medicine that have occurred since the last edition of Harrison’s. Chapters on acute and chronic hepatitis, management of diabetes, immune-based therapies in cancer, multiple sclerosis, cardiovascular disease, HIV, and many more, deliver the very latest information on disease mechanisms, diagnostic options, and the specific treatment guidance you need to provide optimal patient care.
- State of the art coverage of disease mechanisms: Harrison’s focuses on pathophysiology with rigor, and with the goal of linking disease mechanisms to treatments. Improved understanding of how diseases develop and progress not only promotes better decision making and higher-value care but also makes for fascinating reading and improved retention. Harrison’s summarizes important new basic science developments, such as the role of mitochondria in programmed and necrotic cell death, the immune system’s role in cancer development and treatment, the impact of telomere shortening in the aging and disease processes, and the role of the microbiome in health and disease.
- Understanding the role of inflammation in cardiovascular disease, the precise mechanisms of immune deficiency in HIV/AIDS, prions and misfolded proteins in neurodegenerative diseases, and obesity as a predisposition to diabetes are just a few examples of how this edition provides essential pathophysiology information for health professionals.
- All-new sections covering a wide range of new and emerging areas of vital interest to all healthcare professionals. New sections include Sex and Gender-based Issues in Medicine; Obesity, Diabetes Mellitus, and Metabolic Syndrome; and Consultative Medicine― Plus, a new Part covering cutting edge topics in research and clinical medicine includes great new chapters on the role of Epigenetics in Health and Disease, Behavioral Strategies to Improve Health, Genomics and Infectious Diseases, Emerging Neuro Therapeutic Technologies, and Telomere Function in Health and Disease, and Network System Medicine.
Important and timely new chapters―such as Promoting Good Health, LGBT Health, Systems of Healthcare, Approach to Medical Consultation, Pharmacogenomics, Antimicrobial Resistance, Worldwide Changes in Patterns of Infectious Diseases, Neuromyelitis Optica, and more―offer the very latest, definitive perspectives on must-know topics in medical education and practice.
- Updated clinical guidelines, expert opinions, and treatment approaches from renowned editors and authors contribute to the accuracy and immediacy of the text material and present a clear blueprint for optimizing patient
About the author:
J. Larry Jameson, MD, Ph.D. Robert G. Dunlop Professor of Medicine; Dean, Raymond and Ruth Perelman School of Medicine; Executive Vice President, the University of Pennsylvania for the Health System, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Dennis L. Kasper, MD. William Ellery Channing Professor of Medicine and Professor of Microbiology and Immunobiology, Division of Immunology, Department of Microbiology and Immunobiology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts.
Stephen L. Hauser, MD. Director, UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences; Robert A. Fishman Distinguished Professor, Department of Neurology, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California.
Joseph Loscalzo, MD, Ph.D. Hersey Professor of the Theory and Practice of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Chairman, Department of Medicine; Physician-in-Chief, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts.
Reviews about the ebook:
- Iron Duke
One of the best and the go-to resource for Internal Medicine and the 20th edition is only better. The eChapters from the previous edition have been converted to a print format which is similar to the format followed prior to the 19th edition. Using sources like Update is great for point of care refresh of knowledge and revision but this is a textbook that will help build a solid foundation of knowledge which is critical to any practicing physician. Before anyone says that it is too voluminous, know that most medical students and residents in India finish this book cover to cover before graduating from residency.
- Hamid Mukhtar:
I was really excited to see the edition of this classic textbook. I was hoping to read all the cutting-edge information. The price of the Kindle edition is almost the same as the physical book but none of the videos or other supplemental material is available to the buyers unless they subscribe to access medicine. To test how recent the updates were, I tested out the subject of hypertension. Although the current hypertension guidelines were published in October 2017, this edition published in the second half of 2018 still does not mention them and uses the old classification of hypertension from 2003. I wonder if other topics have the same fate. So I can’t trust the latest edition to get the latest information.
- Paul V. KATCHALOV:
For many decades years, it is medical manual No 1 throughout the World. On my 60-years anniversary, I purchased the new edition to be up-to-date in my medical mind: and my expectations were not deceived.
- Billy Dibbles:
I’m not a doctor or even close as I’m only a second-year cell and molec bio undergrad but I love these books. Two reasons. I learn some of the biology and bits of physio in school but these books show me how it can apply to the real world and in everyday clinical situations. Also, I have my own health problems and I consult these all the time and the flow charts have helped me treat myself when I don’t have access to an M.D. The first time I had an Addison’s disease crisis I didn’t understand what was happening and had the section bookmarked. I was really out of it but I saw the bookmark and just did what it said with hydrocortisone and electrolytes and was able to get out of my bed finally and to the E.R soon after for real help.
There are two main general internal medicine textbooks: Cecil and Harrison’s. Each has some strengths and weaknesses, and the choice is one of general preference. In these days of UpToDate (yeah, a plug for those guys) where entries can be rapidly updated, the utility of a giant, high-mass paper textbook has been called into question. These guys still give more comprehensive coverage of all topics, assuming your lips don’t get tired after reading the first few pages.
- Carlos Valadez:
I am a recently qualified Doctor and purchased these books with two main aims;
1) as the main textbook for a distance learning MSc Internal Medicine, and,
2) to support study for higher-level professional exams/application exams (e.g., MSRA). Plus, it’s also nice to have a good set of comprehensive reference books at home.
CONTENT: Clearly, just looking at the size alone, this book has very comprehensive coverage. I haven’t used the textbooks enough to comment upon the technical content, but on quick glance, it appears to cover the required depth/breadth required at my level.
Each section has a good balance of images/diagrams and text. It’s a little too verbose for my liking but that is a personal preference (why use 300 words when a few bullet points convey the exact same information?).
QUALITY OF CONSTRUCTION: The comments raised in other reviews about the page quality are correct. The pages are far too thin. Print from the other side of the page can be read through the page. This happens even when the page is flat – i.e. not just held up to allow light to pass through. It is important to be very deliberate and delicate when turning pages as it will be very easy to tear the pages. The issue is made worse by the size of the book – when you flip to halfway through the book there’s a lot of weight in the pages and it will be very easy to damage the book.
In my opinion, this textbook set would be much better than a 3 volume set with slightly thicker pages.
The print quality on each page, however, is good. The text is small in size but clear and sharp. The quality of the images is adequate.
PRICE: This is an expensive textbook! However, I do think it offers better value in comparison to alternatives such as the Oxford Textbook.
- Mo Aye:
I grew up learning medicine with Harrison’s. I have bought every edition since the 11th. This 20th edition will not disappoint its long-established fan base. The content has been thoroughly revised and refreshed. The prose is concise, clear, and consistent. It is easy and pleasurable to read. The clarity of thought makes it the premier textbook for all students of internal medicine. The clinical practice is very much American, but the general principles are relevant to practitioners anywhere in the world. The 20th edition is bulkier than the 19th (3528 pages of 2770 pages excluding indices): the chapters which were available only in electronic form in the 19th are now back in print, and there are numerous new chapters and topics.
The only minor gripes are that (a) the paper is probably too thin (this appears to be the trade-off for keeping the volumes thin and light enough to hold), and (b) online access is only through subscription. Neither should detract from the sheer joy of reading this refreshed classic.
- China Merchants Bank:
There are more than 30 Harrison series books published in China, include 18 version, 19 version, I am glad to get the 20th version, very useful to our scientist and physicians
- Utpal Singh:
The Bible of medicine. Unmatched in the information and coverage.
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