Concise descriptions of diseases and conditions relevant to docs in "doc talk" language, with up-to-date as well as classic references.
The Little Black Book, now updated for 2006, is intended as a very portable manual with heavily referenced, concise, practical, clinically relevant information. It contains usual clinical approaches, personal "pearls", as well as and most importantly, literature-debated issues. Over 6000 very specific references for virtually every aspect of clinical primary care make the reference unique among similar medical manuals. Disease processes about which there is little current controversy, or new information are treated briefly.
Clinical information in the reference is organized generally by medical specialty and can be accessed either by perusal down through the hierarchies of the table of contents, or by finding the disease or clinical word of interest in the Main Index. Main Index entries will generally take the reader to the relevant disease page or, if a medication, to a related medications list. Disease page information is presented under the standard nine categories: Cause, Pathophysiology, Epidemiology, Symptoms, Signs, Course, Complications, Lab, X-ray, and Rx.