3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
It took me 6 months to understand that the details were just blocking my way to understand the principles of physiology,
This review is from: Guyton and Hall Textbook of Medical Physiology: with STUDENT CONSULT Online Access, 12e (Guyton Physiology) (Hardcover)
I love details, but the amount of details in Guyton and Hall is overwhelming. As much as I hate to say this, the book was not usefull. As a reference yes, but not as your primary studying book. It takes hours and hours to cover up simple topics because it is so detailed. This made it really hard to figure out what the important stuff is.
In the middle of the year I tried something different, which worked a lot better. Guyton and Hall pocket book combined with constanzo. The pocket book says everything Guyton says, just the unnecessary details left out. I started to understand the princeples of physiology better and I could learn much more in a shorter time.
I would recommend for the physiology course Guyton and Hall pocket book, Constanzo and in case you have to check up something more; google.