|"ACP Medicine can fairly be called the nearest thing to a comprehensive medical reference system now available. About the only thing ACP Medicine does not do for the busy clinician is to order its own MEDLINE supplemental searches automatically...
The system bears the imprimatur of the American College of Physicians and represents the first time this esteemed specialty organization has lent its name to a comprehensive reference source. It is worthy of the name...
ACP Medicine is based on the elegant and authoritative Scientific American Medicine, which served admirably for 25 years in a looseleaf format. The new system maintains the tradition of clear, well-edited articles accompanied by informative, exceptionally well-drawn illustrations. The authors are among the top authorities in their fields, as one would expect with the lineage and patronage of the book. The topical coverage is comprehensive in internal medicine and also includes injury control, basic occupational medicine, and an extensive treatment of office gynecology...
Overall, this is a welcome new textbook that will command its place on the shelf despite a crowded field. It is well written, superbly illustrated, practical, and more than comprehensive for most conventional practices in general internal medicine. It is a workaday tool of enduring value for the general internist, a valuable reference work for the specialist, and an excellent textbook. ACP Medicine is highly recommended."
--Tee L. Guidotti, MD, MPH
George Washington University Medical Center, Washington, DC
JAMA, December 1, 2004 - Vol 292, No. 21
ACP Medicine…includes relevant and timely topics for the practicing primary care physician, including chapters on complementary and alternative medicine, palliative medicine, bioterrorism, and genetic diagnosis and counseling…. Each chapter features plentiful tables, figures, and photographs, many in color. Indeed, one of the most striking attributes of this textbook is the gorgeous pictures and figures…. In addition, useful algorithms abound.
Most chapters provide a superb overview of each covered topic and therefore would be extremely useful for readers … to gain a basic grounding in the topic. …
How useful was ACP Medicine in answering the specific clinical questions I had? After using the textbook as my data repository of first choice for the past several weeks, I found that, almost 75 percent of the time, I did not have to look further to find what I needed.
…the editors and contributors of ACP Medicine have done a terrific job. To answer my initial question of whether our profession needs another textbook: it does, provided that the book is excellent. ACP Medicine meets this criterion. "
--Sanjay Saint, M.D., M.P.H.
New England Journal of Medicine,
March 3, 2005
ACP Medicine Online review:
"The clinical content of ACP Medicine is written in an authoritative and clear fashion, and navigation is intuitive. Figures and illustrations are embedded in the text, which improves readability.
In addition to good descriptions of pathophysiology, ACP Medicine provides evidence-based treatment guidelines. In this sense, it goes beyond traditional textbooks of internal medicine. At the same time, the content is more detailed than would be found in typical journal review articles.
All of the content of ACP Medicine is available through the ACP Web site…since an Internet connection and account number are all that are needed to access the material, the product can be called up from multiple computers, allowing point-of-care (eg, exam room) access and reviews."
--David W. Bauer, MD, PhD, Memorial Family Residency, Houston, TX
Medical Computing Review,
"This is an excellent investment for any internist's library. It provides valuable information, such as pathophysiology and epidemiology, as well as practical tools and processes for diagnosis and treatment. This will no doubt become a standard, quoted book. Weighted Numerical Score: 100"
--Sally Ling, MD University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine
Doody's Book Review Service
"...covers the material superbly, comprehensively...clinical chapters are short, clear, refreshingly direct, appropriately detailed, and well illustrated."
"An excellent combination of definitive text and timely updates...Readers who use it as their single medical reference certainly will not go wrong."
- SGIM Weekly Literature Review
"...we applaud the editors' efforts to create an up-to-date, multimedia text. We are excited to have a new and powerful tool to assist us with our daily teaching and patient-care activities. The information is indeed evidence-based and highly relevant to clinical care...For primary care providers looking to invest in a single general medicine text, ACP Medicine would be an excellent choice."
--Annie Akita Chun, MD and John VL Sheffield, MD
Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, Harborview Medical Center, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
January 2005, Vol 50 No 1