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A book to die for! - Ok not quite but it is a compelling read

Advantages: engrossing, thought provoking, topic sensitively covered, not bogged down in terminology
Disadvantages: Its written specifically from the American perspective, which may disappoint or put off some.

-- Introduction -- I came across this book on Amazon, browsing through lists of recommended titles, based on my previous book purchases. I'd previously bought, highly enjoyed and coincidentally reviewed, a book by an English surgeon, a memoir about brai ...

IzzyS 25.07.2015 · Read full review
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Review of Being Mortal: Illness, Medicine and What Matters in the End - Atul Gawande

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Being Mortal: Atul Gawande. The trouble with never saying no

Advantages: An interesting thought provoking read
Disadvantages: None for me

...I guess most people’s natural inclination on being told they have something like cancer would be to fight it all the way. These days there are a myriad of treatments and even if you only have a one percent chance of it being successful then it has to be w ...

cr01 24.02.2015 · Read full review
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A good starter book, but not enough depth

Advantages: Anatomy and physiology in one volume
Disadvantages: Just not enough of either to be good enough by itself

This book was recommended by my medical school as a must-have, and so we all went out and bought it in the uni bookshop, £29.95. As a basic text it is great, all the topics you'll encounter in the pre-clinical years are clearly and simply laid out, in a ...

francisovi 07.12.2005 · Read full review
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Review of Principles of Anatomy and Physiology - G.J. Tortora

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A bestseller for good reasons

Advantages: Great text and illustrations
Disadvantages: None

Its not hard to see why Tortora (as it is effectionatly knwon) is a bestseller. This remains the best book on both anatomy and physiology for everyone, regardless of course of study - medical students, anatomists, physiologists, pharmacists, whatever. ...

markedwards 18.03.2001 · Read full review
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Review of Principles of Anatomy and Physiology - G.J. Tortora

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Principles of Anatomy and Physiology

Advantages: comes with access to online content, lots of colourful diagrams and flow charts
Disadvantages: weighs a tonne

I bought Principles of Anatomy and Physiology for university last year. The book cost £25.00 for the hard back and came with a CD ROM and access to the eGrade Plus website. The book itself is well written, clear and concise. Like all medical texts it ...

Jenschnifer 28.06.2007 · Read full review
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