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. Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, 11th Edition, Jacketed Hardcover, Indexed, 2020 Copyright

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

Newly revised and updated with a 2020 copyright, this best-selling dictionary defines the current and active vocabulary of American English and is updated on an ongoing basis. It features 225,000 definitions and 42,000 usage examples to help with understanding. It can be a wonderful tool to help with homeschooling and remote learning and can be used in Texas STAAR testing classrooms. This new update includes new words and meanings from a variety of fields including technology, entertainment, health, science, and society. Special sections include A Handbook of Style, Foreign Words and Phrases, Biographical Names, and Geographical Names. The jacketed, indexed, hardcover includes an electronic version of the dictionary and a free one-year online subscription. Please remember the sister title to this bestseller is Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Thesaurus, 2019 copyright.

  • Author: Merriam-Webster
  • Publisher: MERRIAM-WEBSTER INC; 11th edition (August 1, 2019)
  • Genre: Medical Books, Medicine
  • ISBN: 978-0877798095
  • Dimensions: 9.9 x 7.3 x 2.1 inches


2. 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


3. 2021 Lippincott Pocket Drug Guide for Nurses

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

The 2021 Lippincott Pocket Drug Guide for Nurses provides current, vital drug information in a nutshell. This handy pocket guide by Rebecca Tucker gives essential information on over 4,200 medications, including 38 generic drugs newly approved by the FDA, in an easy-access A-to-Z format. The drug monographs include generic and trade names, drug classes, pregnancy risk category and controlled substance schedule, black box warnings, indications & dosages, dose adjustments, adverse effects, drug interactions, nursing considerations, and patient teaching. A special section following the A-to-Z drugs provides essential Patient Safety information. Appendices cover topical and ophthalmic medications, laxatives, combination products, contraceptives, biological agents (vaccines), and more.

  • Author: Rebecca Tucker
  • Publisher: Wolters Kluwer; 9th edition (October 1, 2020)
  • Genre: New, Used & Rental Textbooks, Medicine & Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 978-1975158897
  • Dimensions: 3 x 0.8 x 5 inches


4. Anatomy Flashcards

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

Kaplan Medical's Anatomy Flashcards are designed to help you master the structures and systems of the human body. Whether you're a student, a health care practitioner, or just interested in learning about human anatomy, you can review on-the-go with 300 detailed, full-color cards. Essential Review 300 durable, laminated flashcards with full-color, anatomically precise illustrations In-depth anatomical descriptions on the reverse side of each card Organized by anatomical system, with tab-cut and color-coded cards for topic selection at a glance New hole punch & ring to help you carry a custom-selected set of cards New “Active Learning” section with tips to maximize retention through multiple learning channels 10 bonus coloring cards to color, label, and self-quiz for the ultimate in academic retention and recall Expert Guidance We invented test prep—Kaplan ( has been helping students for almost 80 years. Our proven strategies have helped legions of students achieve their dreams.

  • Author: Joanne Tillotson
  • Publisher: Kaplan Publishing; Fourth edition (January 5, 2021)
  • Genre: New, Used & Rental Textbooks, Medicine & Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 978-1506258874
  • Dimensions: 4 x 3.5 x 6 inches


5. Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary

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

Taber’s brings meanings to life. In hand, online or mobile…the all-in-one, go-to source for classroom, clinic, and beyond. Put the language of nursing, medicine, and the healthcare professions at your fingertips. In hand, online, or on your mobile device—anywhere and everywhere, Taber’s 24 is the all-in-one, go-to source in the classroom, clinical, and beyond. Under the editorial direction of Donald Venes, MD, MSJ, a team of expert consulting editors and consultants representing nearly every health care profession ensures that the content reflects today’s most current and relevant information. An access code inside new, print texts unlocks a FREE, 1-year subscription to Taber’s Online, powered by Unbound Medicine, the complete Taber’s database for quick reference when and where you need it. See what students and practitioners are saying about the previous edition… Five Stars “ What every medical student, student nurse, paramedic student, and medical professional should have. ”—Kelly, Online Reviewer EVERYTHING A NURSING STUDENT NEEDS. “ My school did not recommend this book, but I remembered this book from LPN school and how much it helped with care planning. It’s much easier to carry than all the textbooks to clinicals too! LOVE this newest version too!! ”—Melissa A. B., Online Reviewer Nursing school life saver. “ This book has been a great for my clinical experience databases. I love how it's broken into sections for easy access and understanding. My school offers an electronic edition for free to us, but I like hard copy books. ”—P.M., Online Reviewer Gotta Have It! “ I have thoroughly used this dictionary already in my schooling! I am sure it will help me in many days to come. ”—Christina M., Online Reviewer Very Informative! “ Love that I have access to the online version that makes it quicker to find terms needed for class. ”—Kelly V., Online Reviewer Great book. “ I use it for nursing school during my clinicals and it is perfect. ”—Online Reviewer

  • Author: Donald Venes MD MSJ
  • Publisher: F.A. Davis Company; Twenty fourth edition (February 17, 2021)
  • Genre: Medical Books, Medicine
  • ISBN: 978-1719642859
  • Dimensions: 5.6 x 2.3 x 8.5 inches


6. Nursing2022 Drug Handbook (Nursing Drug Handbook)

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

THE #1 Drug Guide for nurses  & other clinicians…always dependable, always up to date!   Look for these outstanding features: Completely updated nursing-focused drug monographs featuring 3,500 generic, brand-name, and combination drugs in an easy A-to-Z format NEW! 32 brand-new FDA-approved drugs in this edition, including the COVID-19 drug remdesivir—tabbed and conveniently grouped in a handy “NEW DRUGS” section for easy retrieval NEW! Thousands of clinical updates—new dosages and indications, Black Box warnings, genetic-related information, adverse reactions, nursing considerations, clinical alerts, and patient teaching information Special focus on U.S. and Canadian drug safety issues and concerns Photoguide insert with images of 439 commonly prescribed tablets and capsules   Plus FREE online companion Toolkit   Monthly FDA updates featuring newly approved drugs, indications, and warnings Pharmacology videos, audio pronunciation guide, and English-Spanish translator Equianalgesic dosing guidelines for opioid drugs Mechanisms and sites of action graphics for selected drugs NCLEX®-style questions, free CE tests, plus bonus discounts…and more!

  • Author: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Publisher: LWW; Forty-Second, North American edition (May 27, 2021)
  • Genre: New, Used & Rental Textbooks, Medicine & Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 978-1975158880
  • Dimensions: 5.1 x 2.3 x 8.1 inches


7. Grant's Dissector (Lippincott Connect)

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

Selected as a Doody's Core Title for 2021! Lippincott® Connect Featured Title   Purchase the new print edition of this  Lippincott® Connect  title includes lifetime access to the digital version of the book, plus related materials such as videos and multiple-choice Q&A and self-assessments.   Grant’s Dissector,  Seventeenth Edition  provides step-by-step human cadaver dissection procedures for students to perform in the anatomy lab and to recognize important relationships revealed through dissection. More informative and approachable than ever, this updated seventeenth edition broadens students’ understanding of key dissection procedures and readies them for success in healthcare practice.   Each chapter is consistently organized beginning with a Dissection Overview that provides a blueprint of what needs to be accomplished during the dissection session and includes relevant surface anatomy. Dissection Instructions offer a logical sequence and numbered steps for the dissection. The Dissection Follow-up emphasizes important features of the dissection and encourages students to reflect on and synthesize the information. New and revised illustrations, including new surface landmark illustrations, strengthen students’ grasp of common dissection procedures. New chapter introductions focus students’ attention on relevant Clinical Correlations.  Reorganized Skeletal and Surface Anatomy sections guide students logically from palpating bony structures to making skin incisions. Enhanced and streamlined cross-references reinforce understanding with direct links to related content in Grant’s Atlas of Anatomy as well as Grant’s Dissection Videos . Dissection Overviews guide students through relevant surface anatomy and osteology. Numbered, step-by-step Dissection Instructions clarify procedures and enhance the dissection experience. Full-color illustrations improve students’ accuracy and precision from initial incisions through deeper dissections. Clinical Correlation boxes place procedures in a clinical context to ready students for healthcare practice. Lippincott® Connect  features:  Lifetime access to the digital version of the book with the ability to highlight and take notes on key passages for a more personal, efficient study experience.  Carefully curated resources, including interactive diagrams, video tutorials, flashcards, organ sounds, and self-assessment, all designed to facilitate further comprehension.  Lippincott® Connect  also allows users to create  Study Collections  to further personalize the study experience. With Study Collections you can:  Pool content from books across your entire library into self-created Study Collections based on discipline, procedure, organ, concept or other topics.  Display related text passages, video clips and self-assessment questions from each book (if available) for efficient absorption of material.  Annotate and highlight key content for easy access later.  Navigate seamlessly between book chapters, sections, self-assessments, notes and highlights in a single view/page.

  • Author: Alan J. Detton PhD
  • Publisher: LWW; 17th edition (March 14, 2020)
  • Genre: New, Used & Rental Textbooks, Medicine & Health Sciences
  • ISBN: 978-1975134600
  • Dimensions: 8.8 x 0.6 x 10.9 inches


8. Medical Terminology For Dummies

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

Take the intimidation out of medical terminology   Every job in the medical field needs some background in medical terminology. From the check-in desk to the doctor to the pharmaceutical sales rep, and everyone around and in between, healthcare professionals and those in adjacent fields use a common and consistent vocabulary to improve quality, safety, and efficiency.   Medical Terminology For Dummies is a powerful resource for current and prospective healthcare professionals. It provides different ways to memorize the words and their meanings, including ideas for study materials, flash cards, quizzes, mind maps, and games. Plus, you’ll discover how to identify, pronounce, define, and apply words in proper context. Grasp the standardized language of medicine Find the easiest way to remember tongue-twisting terms Benefit from lots of definitions and examples Understand, retain, and put this knowledge to use If you’re one of the millions of professionals hoping to succeed in this booming field, this book gets you talking the talk so you can walk the walk!

  • Author: Beverley Henderson
  • Publisher: For Dummies; 3rd edition (December 5, 2019)
  • Genre: Medical Books, Medicine
  • ISBN: 978-1119625476
  • Dimensions: 7.2 x 1 x 9 inches


9. Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th Edition

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

The "Publication Manual" is the style manual of choice for writers, editors, students, and educators. Although it is specifically designed to help writers in the behavioral sciences and social sciences, anyone who writes non-fiction prose can benefit from its guidance. The newly-revised Sixth Edition has not only been rewritten. It has also been thoroughly rethought and reorganized, making it the most user-friendly "Publication Manual" the APA has ever produced. You will be able to find answers to your questions faster than ever before. When you need advice on how to present information, including text, data, and graphics, for publication in any type of format--such as college and university papers, professional journals, presentations for colleagues, and online publication--you will find the advice you're looking for in the "Publication Manual." It provides invaluable guidance on all aspects of the writing process, from the ethics of authorship to the word choice that best reduces bias in language.

  • Author: American Psychological Association
  • Publisher: American Psychological Association; 6th edition (July 15, 2009)
  • Genre: New, Used & Rental Textbooks, Social Sciences
  • ISBN: 978-1433805615
  • Dimensions: 7 x 0.75 x 10.25 inches


10. Pocket Medicine: The Massachusetts General Hospital Handbook of Internal Medicine

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

The flagship volume in the popular Pocket Notebook Series , Pocket Medicine, 7th Edition , is a must-have resource for fast answers to diagnostic questions you'll face on rounds and exams. It provides up-to-date, dependable guidance on the internal medicine information needed to make an accurate diagnosis and develop a treatment plan. Compiled by residents and attending physicians at Massachusetts General Hospital, this best-selling reference ensures that quick access to key clinical information and solutions to common problems in internal medicine is as close as your pocket! Now in the traditional binder you know and love! The thoroughly revised 7th Edition offers:</I></STRONG><ul><li>Easy access to essential information on the most common disorders in cardiology, pulmonary medicine, gastroenterology, nephrology, hematology-oncology, infectious diseases, endocrinology, rheumatology, and neurology Focused coverage in a highly templated format, including bulleted lists, abbreviations, symbols, tables, and algorithms References to landmark papers to help you intelligently answer questions from attendings and residents - all from a trusted source acceptable for use on rounds User-friendly tabs and a 2-color design to help you find information quickly Ideal coverage for medical students, interns, residents, advanced practice nurses, PAs, and candidates reviewing for internal medicine board exams

  • Author: Marc S Sabatine MD
  • Publisher: Wolters Kluwer; 7th edition (March 9, 2021)
  • Genre: Medical Books, Medicine
  • ISBN: 978-1975173449
  • Dimensions: 4.8 x 1 x 7.3 inches