6 Responses to “Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine Textbook & CD-ROM”


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  1. In 1998 I taught a class in medical technique for medical assistants. I had a text to teach yourself medical terminology. I went to Ingrin Medical book store and reviewed several books. I loved Harrison’s book and it came in quite handy as I was hired by the hospital to manage their health care. The book is very portable and needs to be revised often as medical advances and new terms come into being. It is very easy to understand, as my degree was to work with elderly in need of managed health care. Rating: 1 / 5

  2. I just received the 13th Edition as a gift.But I have already that edition since 1995.I want to know how I can exchange it? It’s still in the box. Rating: 5 / 5

  3. Great book to have for learning medicine. Hard to get good grades without it!!! Rating: 5 / 5

  4. If you don’t know already this book, you are not an internist!
    You may want not to buy it, but you must have access somehow to it. Rating: 5 / 5

  5. There is a reason why med students learn anatomy, histology,embryology, physiology,and biochemistry before picking up Harrison’s, so I snicker when non-MD’s think they can read and understand ( with the help of Taber’s medical dictionary, which by the way is used by nurses, physicians in training use Dorland’s) a medical textbook, especially one like Harrison’s.( What is especially humorous is that one reviewer recalled that the textbook was titled “Tinsley & Harrison “(sic)…. funny because Harrison’s first name was Tinsley, as in Tinsley Harrison, MD).This is like a layperson reading a computer manual then taking apart his PC and trying to put it back together. To reiterate a layperson has a better chance of understanding Hippocrates’ aphorisms in the original Greek than Harrison’s. Remember a little knowledge is a dangerous thing. To the reviewer that has Tinsley Harrison’s earlier edition textbook, the medical information there is as useful as a screen door in a submarine. If it’s writing style, literature and actual history of medicine that you are after, may I suggest “The Practice and Principles of Medicine” by Sir William Osler. Rating: 5 / 5

  6. Augie

    Joe Cool isn’t really that cool. In fact, he is rather hot under the collar because “non M.D.’s” may succeed in acquisition of the same knowledge that he himself possesses. The “mystery” of the M.D. Physician is fading in modern times thanks in part to the internet, decreased cost of publishing, increased alternative medical providers (NP/PA) and the move toward specialization which has left internal medicine among the dying ghost towns of medical enclaves. So, PAs and NPs study biochem, organic chem, gen chem, physics, math, biology, anatomy, microbiology, genetics, histology, physiology BEFORE starting clinical medicine. Many “non M.D.s” use Harrison’s and benefit from it enormously while treating patients in internal medicine.

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