This text offers a comprehensive yet concise review of pathology while discussing all of the relevant clinical information. The review chapters in the first section of the text are in a user-friendly outline format with high-yield information located in margin notes and clinical topics discussed within the outline and in clinical boxes. The second section of the book contains two 50-questions exams in USMLE format. A CD-ROM that accompanies the book contains a full-color art program, 500 board-style questions and answers with rationales for correct answers as well as all incorrect choices, and a quizzing function that gives scores at the end of the exams.
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The Rapid Review by Dr. Goljan is a great path review but especially for those that know something about Path. I wouldnt recommend using it to learn path as the name implies rapid review... because ... Read full review
One of my students (M3) in Medicine Clerkship brought this book to my attention. She referred to it in answer to a question on physical findings in pneumothorax. On Page 200, it is said that in spontaneous pneumothorax, the trachea shifts to the same side. This is an error and deserves to be corrected. Trachea may be central if it is not a large pneumothorax and, if shifted, it is ALWAYS to the other side, as long as the pneumothorax is not complicated by anything else. But it is never shifted to the ipsilateral side. The physical findings of tension pneumothorax, which follows in the next section, are more accurate and in line with what is real and logical.
I have not read the rest of the book and therefore, I have no opinion about the rest of its contents. My student says it is a popular book.
Kesavan Kutty, M.D., MACP, FCCP, FRCP (L)
Professor of Medicine, The Medical College of Wisconsin
Academic Chairman of Medicine, Wheaton-Franciscan St. Joseph, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA