Top 10 Best Books to Read in Medical Reference - August 2021

Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Medical Reference. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.

1. The Anatomy Coloring Book

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Medical Reference - August 2021

Why use this coloring book?   For more than 35 years, The Anatomy Coloring Book has been the #1 best-selling human anatomy coloring book! A useful tool for anyone with an interest in learning anatomical structures, this concisely written text features precise, extraordinary hand-drawn figures that were crafted especially for easy coloring and interactive study. Organized according to body systems, each of the 162 two-page spreads  featured in this book includes an ingenious color-key system where anatomical terminology is linked to detailed illustrations of the structures of the body. When you color to learn with The Anatomy Coloring Book, you make visual associations with key terminology, and assimilate information while engaging in kinesthetic learning. Studying anatomy is made easy and fun!   The Fourth Edition features user-friendly two-page spreads with enlarged art, clearer, more concise text descriptions, and new boldface headings that make this classic coloring book accessible to a wider range of learners.

  • Author: Wynn Kapit
  • Publisher: Pearson; 4th edition (March 27, 2013)
  • Genre: New, Used & Rental Textbooks, Medicine & Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 978-0321832016
  • Dimensions: 8.4 x 0.8 x 10.7 inches


2. Netter's Anatomy Coloring Book Updated Edition (Netter Basic Science)

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Medical Reference - August 2021

Learn and master anatomy with ease , while having fun, through the unique approach of Netter's Anatomy Coloring Book, 2nd Edition. You can trace arteries, veins, and nerves through their courses and bifurcations... reinforce your understanding of muscle origins and insertions from multiple views and dissection layers...and develop a better understanding of the integration of individual organs in the workings of each body system throughout the human form. Whether you are taking an anatomy course or just curious about how the body works, let the art of Netter guide you! Key Features Netter's Anatomy Coloring Book is a perfect companion to the Atlas of Human Anatomy by Frank H. Netter, MD as well as Netter's Anatomy Flash Cards and Netter's Clinical Anatomy textbook. Understand the correlation between structures . Outlines of Netter anatomical illustrations in multiple views, magnifications, and dissection layers, accompanied by high-yield information reinforce visual recognition and provide context. Master challenging structures through illustrations small enough for quick coloring, but large enough to provide you with important details. Facilitate learning by following tips for coloring key structures and quizzing yourself with end-of-section review questions. Quickly review key concepts with accompanying tables that review muscle attachments, innervation, and actions. Understand the role of anatomy in medicine through Clinical Notes which highlight examples.

  • Author: John T. Hansen PhD
  • Publisher: Elsevier; 2nd edition (February 28, 2018)
  • Genre: New, Used & Rental Textbooks, Medicine & Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 978-0323545037
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.9 x 10.8 inches


3. Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Medical Reference - August 2021

There is always enough room on your child’s bookshelf for this rollicking alphabet chant that has been a children’s favorite for over thirty years! A told B, and B told C, “I’ll meet you at the top of the coconut tree” In this lively alphabet rhyme, all the letters of the alphabet race each other up the coconut tree. Will there be enough room? Oh, no—Chicka Chicka Boom! Boom! Countless children—and their parents—can joyfully recite the familiar words of this beloved alphabet chant. Bill Martin, Jr., and John Archambault’s rhythmic text keeps the beat with Caldecott Honor illustrator Lois Ehlert’s bold, cheerful art. This winning combination has made the Chicka Chicka series an enduring classic.

  • Author: Bill Martin Jr.
  • Publisher: Beach Lane Books; Reprint edition (August 1, 2000)
  • Genre: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction
  • ISBN: 978-0689835681
  • Dimensions: 8.25 x 0.2 x 10.88 inches


4. Maxwell Quick Medical Reference

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Medical Reference - August 2021

Presents a compact medical reference of diagnostic tests, reference values, and medical notes.

  • Author: Robert W. Maxwell
  • Publisher: Maxwell Pub Co; 6th edition (December 15, 2011)
  • Genre: Reference, Encyclopedias & Subject Guides
  • ISBN: 978-0964519145
  • Dimensions: 6.5 x 0.25 x 5.25 inches


5. Merriam-Webster's Medical Dictionary

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Medical Reference - August 2021

With 1,000 new words and 39,000 total entries, this mass-market paperback medical dictionary by Merriam-Webster gives you comprehensive covers of the most commonly used medical terms. The book covers the latest brand names and generic equivalents of common drugs. New words added include: chemo brain, diabesity, gastric banding, and sarcopenia. Pronunciation guidelines are provided for all entries. From the country's leading reference publisher, Merriam-Webster's Medical Dictionary is a great information source for both home and office use. Mass-market paperback. 896 pages.

  • Author: Merriam-Webster
  • Publisher: Merriam-Webster, Inc.; 1st edition (March 1, 2016)
  • Genre: Medical Books, Medicine
  • ISBN: 978-0877792949


6. Atlas of Human Anatomy (Netter Basic Science)

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Medical Reference - August 2021

The only anatomy atlas illustrated by physicians, Atlas of Human Anatomy, 7th edition , brings you world-renowned, exquisitely clear views of the human body with a clinical perspective . In addition to the famous work of Dr. Frank Netter, you’ll also find nearly 100 paintings by Dr. Carlos A. G. Machado, one of today’s foremost medical illustrators. Together, these two uniquely talented physician-artists highlight the most clinically relevant views of the human body. In addition, more than 50 carefully selected radiologic images help bridge illustrated anatomy to living anatomy as seen in everyday practice. Region-by-region coverage , including Muscle Table appendices at the end of each section. Large, clear illustrations with comprehensive labels not only of major structures, but also of those with important relationships. Tabular material in separate pages and additional supporting material as a part of the electronic companion so the printed page stays focused on the illustration. Updates to the 7th Edition – based on requests from students and practitioners alike: New Systems Overview section featuring brand-new, full-body views of surface anatomy, vessels, nerves, and lymphatics. More than 25 new illustrations by Dr. Machado, including the clinically important fascial columns of the neck, deep veins of the leg, hip bursae, and vasculature of the prostate; and difficult-to-visualize areas like the infratemporal fossa. New Clinical Tables at the end of each regional section that focus on structures with high clinical significance. These tables provide quick summaries, organized by body system, and indicate where to best view key structures in the illustrated plates. More than 50 new radiologic images – some completely new views and others using newer imaging tools – have been included based on their ability to assist readers in grasping key elements of gross anatomy. Updated terminology based on the international anatomic standard, Terminologia Anatomica , with common clinical eponyms included. Student Consult access includes a pincode to unlock the complete enhanced eBook of the Atlas through Student Consult. Every plate in the Atlas―and over 100 Bonus Plates including illustrations from previous editions―are enhanced with an interactive label quiz option and supplemented with "Plate Pearls" that provide quick key points and supplemental tools for learning, reviewing, and assessing your knowledge of the major themes of each plate. Tools include 300 multiple choice questions, videos, 3D models, and links to related plates.

  • Author: Frank H. Netter MD
  • Publisher: Elsevier; 7th edition (March 13, 2018)
  • Genre: New, Used & Rental Textbooks, Medicine & Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 978-0323393225
  • Dimensions: 8.7 x 1 x 11.2 inches


7. Medical Terminology:The Basics (Quick Study Academic)

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Medical Reference - August 2021

This 6-page chart covers every aspect of the structure of medical terminology and its use in the field. Chart includes detailed information on: · foundation of medical words · the human body · terminology sets · five senses · synonyms · glossary

  • Author: Inc. BarCharts
  • Publisher: QuickStudy; 1st edition (February 2, 2001)
  • Genre: Medical Books, Medicine
  • ISBN: 978-1572225381
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 11 x 0.06 inches


8. Ekgs / Ecgs (Quick Study Academic)

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Medical Reference - August 2021

The newest edition to BarCharts’ line of medical guides is an essential companion for anyone studying EKGs/ECGs or working in the medical field. This guide features an introduction to EKGs and how they work and also includes detailed sections covering the main types of arrhythmias, such as sinus rhythms, atrial rhythms, junctional rhythms, ventricular rhythms, and heart blocks. Helpful illustrations, along with the rate, rhythm, P wave, PR interval, and QRS complex, of each rhythm covered are also included to help with identification.

  • Author: Inc. BarCharts
  • Publisher: QuickStudy; 1st edition (May 31, 2012)
  • Genre: Medical Books, Medicine
  • ISBN: 978-1423218623
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 11 x 0.06 inches


9. Clinically Oriented Anatomy

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Medical Reference - August 2021

The world’s most trusted clinically focused anatomy text Renowned for comprehensive coverage, the best-selling Clinically Oriented Anatomy guides students from initial anatomy and foundational science courses through clinical training and practice. The eighth edition reflects significant New information and updates and maintains the highest standards for scientific and clinical accuracy. Comprehensive updates reflect changes in the clinical application of anatomy as well as New imaging technologies, focusing on the anatomy that students need to know. Extensively revised “Clinical Blue Boxes” explore the practical applications of anatomy, and helpful icons distinguish the type of clinical information covered in each. Clinically relevant anatomy focuses on physical diagnosis, interpretation of diagnostic imaging, and understanding the anatomical basis of emergency medicine and general surgery. Insightfully rendered, anatomically accurate illustrations, with updates throughout , make this book an aesthetically rewarding learning resource. Combined with many photographs and medical images, these stunning visuals facilitate comprehension of anatomical concepts and retention of “mental images” of anatomical structures. New and updated medical imaging and integrated surface anatomy within each chapter demonstrates the relationship between anatomy, physical examination, and diagnosis. Expanded “Overview and Basic Concepts” chapter includes functional systemic anatomy summaries and introduces approaches to studying anatomy, terminology, imaging, and more. Inclusion of New sections describing the enteric nervous system (considered by some as a “second brain”) and its unique role in the innervation of the digestive system gives students cutting-edge insight into this significant scientific discovery. A more realistic approach to the musculoskeletal system explores the action and use of muscles and muscle groups in daily activities, emphasizing gait and grip. “Bottom Line” boxes summarize information to facilitate ongoing review and underscore the big-picture viewpoint. Clinical Blue Box animations, case studies, and interactive multiple-choice questions facilitate review and self-testing.

  • Author: Keith L. Moore MSc PhD Hon. DSc FIAC
  • Publisher: LWW; 8th edition (September 13, 2017)
  • Genre: New, Used & Rental Textbooks, Medicine & Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 978-1496347213
  • Dimensions: 8.44 x 1.88 x 10.88 inches


10. Tarascon Pocket Pharmacopoeia 2020 Classic Shirt-Pocket Edition

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Medical Reference - August 2021

The most popular and trusted source of portable drug information since 1987. Used by prescribers around the world, including physicians, pharmacists, nurses, physician assistants, dentists, and medical transcriptionists, the Tarascon Pocket Pharmacopoeia 2020 Classic Shirt-Pocket Edition continues its tradition as the leading portable drug reference packed with vital drug information to help clinicians make better decisions at the point of care. The Tarascon Pocket Pharmacopoeia 2020 Classic Shirt-Pocket Edition details FDA approved drug dosing, available trade and generic formulations, metabolism, safety in pregnancy and lactation, relative drug pricing information, Canadian trade names, and an herbal & alternative therapies section. Multiple tables supplement the drug content, including opioid equivalency, emergency drug infusions, cardiac dysrhythmia protocols, pediatric drug dosing, and much more. New to the 2020 Edition: • Updated with new drug information • New drugs reflect innovative trimester scheme for describing pregnancy and reproductive risk based on FDA’s updated Pregnancy and Lactation Rule • Outpatient pediatric drugs table revised to extend age ranges and reflect new recommendation that volume of liquid doses be measured only in mLs • Renal dose adjustment symbol to indicate when a drug needs a dose adjustment or is contraindicated in renal insufficiency • FDA guideline updates • Removal of discontinued drugs and outdated dosing information As always, each edition of the Tarascon Pharmacopoeia is meticulously peer-reviewed by experts and is now available in multiple print, mobile, and digital formats. This resource is also available in a Deluxe Lab-Coat version.

  • Author: MD FAAEM FACMT FACEP Editor in Chief Richard J. Hamilton
  • Publisher: Tarascon; 34th edition (December 27, 2019)
  • Genre: Reference, Encyclopedias & Subject Guides
  • ISBN: 978-1284196146
  • Dimensions: 3.25 x 0.5 x 5 inches