Books, Journals, New Media Section Editor: Harriet
S. Meyer, MD, Contributing Editor, JAMA; David H. Morse, MS, University
of Southern California, Norris Medical Library, Journal Review Editor.
In a Canadian medical school, I quickly learned to be partial to British
over American texts. The former tended to be shorter, more clinical, and less
technical. Examples include Davidson's Principles and Practice
of Medicine (now in its 19th edition and only 1296 pages), Coni's Lecture Notes on Geriatrics (first published in 1977, now
in its fifth edition), and one of the most entertaining and instructive of
all, Sir Zachary Cope's Early Diagnosis of the Acute Abdomen (now in its 20th edition).
Clarfield AM. Aging. JAMA. 2003;290(6):825–826. doi:10.1001/jama.290.6.825
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