Harrison's Manual of Medicine, 17th Edition

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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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Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, 17e
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Section 1 Care of the Hospitalized Patient
Section 2 Medical Emergencies
Section 3 Common Patient Presentations

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About the author (2009)

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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