There are very few books that successfully walk the fine line between information overload and gross oversimplification. Berkowitzs Clinical Pathophysiology Made Ridiculously Simple manages to pull it off admirably well and will be a welcome change for scores of overwhelmed medical students. –David E. Newman-Toker, MD, Director, Student Clerkships in Neurology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
If you read one book during your preclinical years, read this! Ive yet to come across a more clear and concise introduction to clinical pathophysiology. This book is a solid foundation for medical, nursing, and pharmacy students who want to understand human disease and treatments from first principles. I recommend it to anyone who aspires to take great care of their patients. –Andrew D. Levin, MD/PhD candidate, Harvard Medical School
This is absolutely brilliant things have never been more clear. Its everything you were supposed to learn in 1st year but didnt quite get, and everything in 2nd year you need for the boards. This is the most clear, well organized review text for the boards Ive every seen! –Jasmine Pedroso, 2nd Year Medical Student, UCLA Geffen School of Medicine
From the Publisher
Hailed as “an excellent distillation of the enormous topic of human pathophysiology…a superb reference for medical trainees,” and as “a welcome change for scores of overwhelmed medical students,” by professors from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Clinical Pathophysiology Made Ridiculously Simple is the latest book in the acclaimed “Made Ridiculously Simple” series. Clinical Pathophysiology Made Ridiculously Simple is a clear, logical explanation of physiology, pathophysiology, and clinical reasoning side by side, which will undoubtedly ease the transition from the basic sciences to the clinical years. This book will be a phenomenal learning tool for students in the second and third years of medical school and during USMLE Step 1 preparation, but will also be very helpful to nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other health care professionals seeking to learn or review the physiological mechanisms of diseases, their diagnosis, and their management.
Clinical Pathophysiology Made Ridiculously Simple also contains a free download from MedMaster’s website entitled, “Differential Diagnosis.” This program allows one to select a symptom, sign, or lab finding and see all of the many diseases that could cause it, classified by pathophysiological mechanism. By teaching basic medical science and clinical reasoning hand-in-hand in a simple, light, and highly accessible writing style, this book provides an integrated and easy-to-understand approach to learning the science of medicine.