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Old 02-17-2012
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USA Major Clinical Medicine Textbooks; UK versus US!

Hi Guys,

Coming from Ireland, all our clinical medicine textbooks would be UK based i.e. Oxford handbook of clinical medicine, and Kumar and Clark's Clinical Medicine.

I am interested however, as to the most commonly used core clinical medicine textbook used in the States. Can anyone from the US, or otherwise, enlighten me?


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There is no core clinical med book in the US.
Most folks in IM would use Harrison's as a reference, and have Pocket Medicine: The Massachusetts General Hospital Handbook of Internal Medicine in their white coat pockets for clinicals (students/residents)

Some use case files for family medicine, or Swanson's.

List goes on, no core book, more like specialty specific book.
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I agree with Lena.

The most popular three "big" textbooks carried by Internal Medicine Residents and fellows in North America are Harrison's, Cecil, and CMDT.

If you love Oxford Handbook, then I suggest you check out the Oxford American Handbook of Clinical Medicine.

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