It speaks to the popularity of a title that even after we sold out of our copies of the third edition, and told customers that they’d only have to wait a few weeks for the fourth, that they still would have happily paid for a third edition if we had them just to get a copy in their hands.
Fortunately in this case, the gap between editions was a short one, and we’ve just received our first shipment of the new release. For those not familiar with Approach to Internal Medicine, this ‘lab-coat-pocketable’ publication, “…provides an integrated symptom- and issue-based approach with easy access to high yield clinical information – with carefully organized sections on different diagnoses, investigations, and treatments,” designed to facilitate patient care and examination preparation. Buyers include medical students, residents, fellows, practicing physicians, nurses and physician assistants.
U.S. and metric units are included to make things easier north of the border, and the book also covers important but rarely discussed topics in medicine such as smoking cessation, obesity, transfusion reactions, needle stick injuries, code status discussion, interpretation of gram stain, and palliative care. New chapters on end-of-life care and depression have been added.
The fourth edition has incorporated reader-friendly improvements such as better formatting, intuitive ordering of chapters, and incorporation of the most recent guidelines for each topic.
Approach to Internal Medicine is available in store or online through our Virtual Bookstore.