Harrison's Manual of Medicine, 17th Edition

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April 9, 2009


Electronic book text, 1264 pages


0071702008 / 9780071702003

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Put the authority and accuracy of Harrison's in the palm of your hand!


Referenced to Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, the world's leading internal medicine textbook, this ultra-handy, portable reference delivers on-the-spot answers to the clinical problems you face in everyday practice. Turn to any page, and you'll find essential point-of-care guidance on all the major conditions seen in clinical medicine.

Completely updated to reflect all the major advances and new clinical developments, the new edition of the Manual is the most indispensable yet. It continues to focus on diagnosis and therapy with an emphasis on patient care and offers authoritative, high-yield coverage of:

  • Etiology and epidemiology
  • Clinically relevant pathophysiology
  • Signs & Symptoms
  • Differential Diagnosis
  • Physical and Laboratory Findings
  • Therapeutics
  • Practice Guidelines


  • Full-color presentation for the first time!
  • Full-color images of clinical conditions encountered in dermatology, cardiology, and eye diseases
  • New chapters on end-of-life care, congenital heart disease in the adult patient, non-invasive cardiac examination, and metabolic syndrome

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Table of contents

Section 1: Care of the Hospitalized Patient

1  Initial Patient Evaluation and Admission to the Hospital

2  Electrolytes/Acid-Base Balance

3  Diagnositic Imaging in Internal Medicine

4  Procedures Commonly Performed by Internists

5  Principles of Critical Care Medicine

6  Pain and Its Management

7  Medical Evaluation of the Surgical Patient

8  Assessment of Nutritional Status

9  Enteral and Parenteral Nutrition

10 Transfusion and Pheresis Therapy

11 End of Life Care

Section 2: Medical Emergencies

12 Cardiovascular Collapse and Sudden Death13 Shock

14 Sepsis and Septic Shock

15 Acute Pulmonary Edema

16 Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS)

17 Respiratory Failure

18 Confusion, Stupor, and Coma

19 Stroke

20 Subarachnoid Hemorrhage

21 Increased Intracranial Pressure and Head Trauma

22 Spinal Cord Compression

23 Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy

24 Status Epilepticus

25 Diabetic Ketoacidosis and Hyperosmolar Coma

26 Hypoglycemia

27 Infectious Disease Emergencies

28 Oncologic Emergencies

29 Anaphylaxis

30 Bites, Venoms, Stings, and Marine Poisonings

31 Hypothermia and Frostbite

32 Poisoning and Drug Overdose

33 Bioterrorism

Section 3: Common Patient Presentations

34 Chest Pain

35 Abdominal Pain

36 Headache

37 Back and Neck Pain

38 Fever, Hyperthermia, Chills, and Rash

39 Pain and Swelling of Joints

40 Syncope

41 Dizziness and Vertigo

42 Acute Visual Loss and Double Vision

43 Paralysis

44 Tremor and Movement Disorders

45 Aphasia and Related Disorders

46 Sleep Disorders

47 Dyspnea

48 Cough and Hemoptysis

49 Hypoxia and Cyanosis

50 Edema

51 Nausea, Vomiting, and Indigestion

52 Weight Loss

53 Dysphagia

54 Diarrhea, Constipation and Malabsorption

55 Gastrointestinal Bleeding

56 Jaundice and Evaluation of Liver Function

57 Ascites

58 Azotemia and Urinary Abnormalities

59 Anemia and Polycythemia

60 Lymphadenopathy  and Splenomegaly

61 Generalized Weakness and Fatigue

Section 4: Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology

62 Common Disorders of Vision and Hearing

63 Sinusitis, Pharyngitis, Otitis and Other Upper Respiratory Infections

Section 5: Dermatology

Author comments

Anthony S. Fauci, MD, ScD(HON)
Chief, Laboratory of Immunoregulation; Director,
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD

Eugene Braunwald, MD, ScD(HON)
Distinguished Hersey Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School; Chairman, TIMI Study Group
Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA

Dennis L. Kasper, MD, MA(HON)
William Ellery Channing Professor of Medicine
Professor of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
Harvard Medical School; director, Channing Laboratory
Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA

Stephen L. Hauser, MD
Robert A. Fishman Distinguished Professor and Chairman
Department of Neurology, University of California, San Francisco
San Francisco, CA

Dan L. Longo, MD
Scientific Director, National Institute on Aging
National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD

J. Larry Jameson, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine
Vice President for Medical Affairs and Lewis Landsberg Dean
Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine
Chicago, IL

Joseph Loscalzo, MD, PhD
Hersey Professor of the Theory and Practice of Medicine
Harvard Medical School; Chairman, Department of Medicine
Physician-in-Chief, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA

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