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best (and worst) preclinical medicine books

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Medical Microbiology
Medical Microbiology
"A clear, concise, well organised and easy-to-follow textbook that covers everything you need."
Physiology (Saunders Text & Review (STARS))
Physiology (Saunders Text & Review (STARS))
"Medics bible - nicely organised chapters, just copy out of it for physiology assignments!"
Textbook of Biochemistry with Clinical Correlations, 5th Edition
Textbook of Biochemistry with Clinical Correlations, 5th Edition
"A solid book with nice clinical applications but not as good as Stryer"
Biochemistry
Biochemistry
"A litte more detail than you'll need but otherwise great."
Essential Clinical Anatomy
Essential Clinical Anatomy
"Covers all the basics but not everything - but you may as well buy this and get the bigger version from the library, I've never needed anything bigger."
Clinically Oriented Anatomy
Clinically Oriented Anatomy
"The bigger version of the above - worth it if you like anatomy and want a reference text, otherwise don't bother."
Crash Course:  Anatomy (Crash Course-UK)
Crash Course: Anatomy (Crash Course-UK)
"A little bit too basic, it really doesn't cover that much and the diagrams suck!"
Crash Course:  Pharmacology (Crash Course - UK)
Crash Course: Pharmacology (Crash Course - UK)
"Another of the crash course series - brilliant for last-minute revision, this one is organised really well."
Neuroanatomy: An Atlas of Structures, Sections and Systems (Neuroanatomy: An Atlas/ Struct/ Sect/ Sys (Haines))
Neuroanatomy: An Atlas of Structures, Sections and Systems (Neuroanatomy: An Atlas/ Struct/ Sect/ Sys (Haines))
"A bit complicated but has most of what you need to be able to recognise; the diagrams are really useful."
Clinical Medicine: with STUDENT CONSULT Access
Clinical Medicine: with STUDENT CONSULT Access
"Comes in very handy even in preclinical years, lots of useful information."
Molecular Biology of the Cell
Molecular Biology of the Cell
"Information overload - much too much detail, none of which is ever useful - not at all worth the money!"
Crash Course:  Endocrine & Reproductive System (Crash Course-UK)
Crash Course: Endocrine & Reproductive System (Crash Course-UK)
"The only reason I passed my 2nd year endo/repro exam!"