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    I feel like I'm invading by posting here, but I have a quick question.

    How important is it getting the most up-to-date edition? Is getting an edition behind, if it's a lot cheaper, common? I understand it may be more important for clinical textbooks rather than science ones.
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    (Original post by arabie)
    cool, thanks
    any chance you know if neuroscience by paradiso is any good? http://www.amazon.co.uk/Neuroscience...8530440&sr=1-1
    I like this book. Explains everything very well.
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    (Original post by digitalis)
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    Thanks for these reviews digitalis. How much detail do these anatomy colouring books go into? I was thinking of getting this one:

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Anatomy-Colo.../dp/0805350861
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    (Original post by Beska)
    I feel like I'm invading by posting here, but I have a quick question.

    How important is it getting the most up-to-date edition? Is getting an edition behind, if it's a lot cheaper, common? I understand it may be more important for clinical textbooks rather than science ones.
    rarely does it make a difference in science ones.
    In clinical ones however guidelines can change quite a lot between issues.
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    (Original post by Jamie)
    rarely does it make a difference in science ones.
    In clinical ones however guidelines can change quite a lot between issues.
    Thanks much appreciated!
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    (Original post by Sakujo)
    Thanks for these reviews digitalis. How much detail do these anatomy colouring books go into? I was thinking of getting this one:

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Anatomy-Colo.../dp/0805350861
    I'm not convinced by these, others swear by them. I would say that their aim is to make things easier to remember as you are actively doing something (colouring) as you try to memorise where the structures are, but definitely not useful on their own. Need to supplement with Gray's/Grants etc.
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    (Original post by digitalis)
    I'm not convinced by these, others swear by them. I would say that their aim is to make things easier to remember as you are actively doing something (colouring) as you try to memorise where the structures are, but definitely not useful on their own. Need to supplement with Gray's/Grants etc.

    Cheers
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    Any opinions on :
    Basic Pathology - Robbins , Contran , Kumar
    Basis of Pathology - Robbins, Contran , Kumar

    Which do you find 'better' ?
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    (Original post by iq101)
    Any opinions on :
    Basic Pathology - Robbins , Contran , Kumar
    Basis of Pathology - Robbins, Contran , Kumar

    Which do you find 'better' ?
    Depends whether you're looking for lots of detail or not.

    If you're a detail person, Pathologic Basis of Disease will be better for you. If you're not, Basic Pathology will be better.
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    Berne and Levy :love:
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    (Original post by Beska)
    I feel like I'm invading by posting here, but I have a quick question.

    How important is it getting the most up-to-date edition? Is getting an edition behind, if it's a lot cheaper, common? I understand it may be more important for clinical textbooks rather than science ones.
    A professor I knew said as a basic rule of thumb that if the book was post-Marshall and Warren then it was probably still viable! Slightly flippant, but probably a fair amount of truth to it.
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    just thought i'd pop by and recommend neuroanatomy through clinical cases by blumenfeld

    cost a lot (£50) but worth it imo

    soz to hijack digitalis :bigsmile:
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    Does anyone know if the Patton Anatomy and Physiology book is any good, this one:
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Anatomy-Phys...2844423&sr=8-1
    Its on our essential list (for dentistry though) but does anyone know if it goes into enough detail etc before I buy it?
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    Okay, I've got £15 to spend on a certain website, and have identified this book. Thoughts on it?
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    Hi every one
    i am new to this forum, and i have a very imp. detailed research in General surgery nowadays about" liver Trauma if anyone can help with online resources, I really appreciate your help
    I hope that i posted in the right forum
    Thanks in advance
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    (Original post by xXxBaby-BooxXx)
    Okay, I've got £15 to spend on a certain website, and have identified this book. Thoughts on it?
    Personally, I would choose Flash Cards over Coloring but yes Netter's the best out there for me !
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    (Original post by xXxBaby-BooxXx)
    Okay, I've got £15 to spend on a certain website, and have identified this book. Thoughts on it?
    I bought it to supplement my flash cards and my various anatomy textbooks, i think i coloured in one page before i gave it to one of my friends. It really depends on how you learn, if your a kinesthetic learner go for it. It's really basic and not highly detailed with little info on form on function. I personally prefer Netter's flash cards (as it has details on origin, insertion, etc) + a book like Gray's Anatomy for students 2nd ed. or Clinically Orientated Anatomy by Moore and Dalley.
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    Quick question,

    where do you people buy books? Is there anywhere you recommend?

    Also do you actually feel the need ot buy?

    In my undergrad I bought 3/4 books and really only used 1 and just used the library for the rest.
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    I've heard a lot about the flash cards, which one do you think is better, netters or grays?
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    (Original post by Dilzone)
    I've heard a lot about the flash cards, which one do you think is better, netters or grays?
    There's a recent discussion here. However, wait til you get to uni before buying anything. No point buying flash cards if you discover that you learn anatomy best from other methods.

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