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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 ...

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Review of Being Mortal: Illness, Medicine and What Matters in the End - Atul Gawande

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An Interesting and Well Rounded Book on Childhood Eczema

Advantages: Easy to understand and read, covers more than the physical side
Disadvantages: Raises alot of questions that require answers

Most people will know who read my reviews that my daughter suffers from severe eczema. I reached a point some time ago to rely less on the medical profession in regards to providing information to me about her skin condition, and try to educate myself to ...

Chippytarka 18.04.2014 · Read full review
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Review of Understanding Childhood Eczema - Penny Titman

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Know what you have been prescribed

Advantages: Easy to read, not a lot of medical terminology
Disadvantages: a lot of separate sections could become confusing

I bought this book not so long ago because in September im starting my nursing course and I though it would be a good book to have on hand. It is a very informative read and it isnt too technical, which being a medical book surprised me. It goes throu ...

mon2o 17.09.2005 · Read full review
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Review of New Guide to Medicine and Drugs - BMA

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Do we know what we are taking

Advantages: Helps put your mind at rest.Not too technical.
Disadvantages: Could possibly be more comprehensive.

A few years ago I wondered what the tablets were that my doctor had prescribed for me. Having children felt concerned that I wasn’t aware of reactions, whether they would make me drowsy etc. I spoke to a friend who mentioned a brilliant book called ...

kazz 18.06.2001 · Read full review
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Review of New Guide to Medicine and Drugs - BMA

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recommended book for undergraduates...

Advantages: Easy to understand, diagrams illustrations and up to date information about diseases.
Disadvantages: Cannot move around with it, not a pocket book.

Kumar and Clark Clinical Medicine is one of the first books I refer everytime I hear a new disease or a new term from my university professors. I always keep it on my study table as it provides basic and essential knowledge about most of the current disea ...

shani21shani 23.04.2010 · Read full review
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Review of Clinical Medicine - Parveen Kumar, Michael Clark

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