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Electronic Medical Books: Selected E-Books by Subject

Medical ebooks including 1.) A VERY select list of titles arranged alphabetically by specialty or subject; 2.) Collections: Arranged by vendor packages; 3.) The required and recommended texts for years 1-4 that the library has purchased,

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Ebook topic areas (alphabetically):


Allergy  |  Alternative, Complementary & Integrative Medicine  |  Anatomy  |  Anesthesiology, Pain, & Palliative Medicine  |  Biochemistry & Molecular Genetics  |  Cardiology  |  Coding Communication & Writing  |  Communicative Sciences & Disorders  |  Critical Care  |  Dermatology  |  Dictionaries  |  Directories  |  Embryology  |  Emergency Medicine  |  Endocrinology  |  Epidemiology & Public HealthEthics Evidence-Based Practice  


Family Medicine  |  Gastroenterology  |  Genetics  |  Geriatrics  |  Health Policy & Administration  |  Hematology  |  Histology & Cell Biology  |  Immunology  |  Infectious Diseases  Internal Medicine Laboratory Medicine  |  LGBTQIA2S+ Health  |  Medical Spanish  |   Microbiology  |  Neonatology  |  Nephrology  |  Neurology, Neuroanatomy, & Neuroscience  |  Nutrition  |  Obstetrics & Gynecology  |  Occupational Health  |  Oncology  |  Ophthalmology  |  Orthopedics  |  Osteopathic Medicine  |  Otolaryngology 


Pathology  |  Pediatrics  |  Pharmacology & Toxicology  |  Pharmacy  |  Physical Examination, Diagnosis, & Assessment  |  Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation  |  Physiology - Comprehensive  |  Physiology - Organ System  |  Physiotherapy, Athletic Training, & Physical Therapy  |  Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery  |  Primary Care  |  Psychiatry  |  Pulmnology  |  RadiologyRheumatology  |  Sports Medicine & Exercise Science  |  Surgery  |  UrologyUSMLE, COMLEX, NBME, and NCLEX-RN Preparation  |  Wilderness Medicine

Habif: Clinical Dermatology 7th ed
Hurwitz Clinical Pediatric Dermatology 6th ed
Bolognia: Dermatology 4th ed
Fitzpatrick's Dermatology 9th ed
Hall: Sauer's Manual of Skin Diseases 11th ed


Visual DX: VisualDx is a visual clinical decision support system designed to aid in the identification of dermatologic, infectious, genetic, metabolic, nutritional and occupational diseases, benign and malignant growths, drug-induce conditions, and other injuries. Covers more than 1,300 pediatric and adult conditions. It is unique in that it visualizes conditions on a variety of skin pigmentations and has an extensive image bank of skin of color presentations.

Atlas of Black Skin
Clinical Cases in Skin of Color: Adnexal, Inflammation, Infections, and Pigmentary Disorders
Clinical Cases in Skin of Color: Medical, Oncological and Hair Disorders, and Cosmetic Dermatology
Dermatological Atlas of Indigenous People
Dermatology Atlas for Skin of Color
Ethnic dermatology: principles and practice
Pediatric Skin of Color
Skin of Color: a practical guide to dermatologic diagnosis and treatment
Skin of Color Society (medical society website)
Taylor and Kelly's dermatology for skin of color

Stedman's Medical Dictionary 2016
Dorland's Dictionary of Medical Acronyms & Abbreviations 7th ed
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary 24th ed

American Medical Association Doctor Finder
American Osteopathic Association (AOA) Directory of D.O.'s

Moore: Before We Are Born: Essentials of Embryology and Birth Defects 10th ed
Carlson: Human Embryology and Developmental Biology 6th ed
Langman's Medical Embryology 14th ed
Larsen’s Human Embryology 6th ed

see also:  Access Emergency Medicine
Pines: Evidence Based Emergency Care 2nd ed
Harwood-Nuss's Clinical Practice of Emergency Medicine 6th ed
Harris' and Harris' Radiology of Emergency Medicine 5th ed
Roberts and Hedges' Clinical Procedures in Emergency Medicine 7th ed
Rosen's Emergency Medicine: Concepts and Clinical Practice 9th ed

Jameson: Endocrinology: Adult & Pediatric 7th ed
Molina: Endocrine Physiology 5th ed
White: Endocrine & Reproductive Physiology 5th ed
Werner and Ingbar's The Thyroid  11th ed
Williams Textbook of Endocrinology 14th ed
Yen and Jaffe's Reproductive Endocrinology 8th ed

Dawson and Trapp: Basic & Clinical Biostatistics 5th ed
Fletcher: Clinical Epidemiology: The Essentials 6th ed
Hulley: Designing Clinical Research 3rd ed
Jekel's Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Preventive Medicine, and Public Health 5th ed
Greenberg: Medical Epidemiology 5th ed

Jonsen: Clinical ethics: A Practical Approach to Ethical Decisions in Clinical Medicine 9th ed
Fischer: Medical Ethics for the Boards 3rd ed
Lo: Resolving Ethical Dilemmas: A Guide for Clinicians 6th ed
Smith's Patient-Centered Interviewing: An Evidence-Based Method 4th ed

see also: MSU Libraries' Guide to Evidence-Based Medicine
BMJ Best Practice
Users' Guides to the Medical Literature: a manual for evidence based clinical practice 3rd edition (in JAMA Evidence)

OBSTETRICS & GYNECOLOGY (see also Endocrinology, Neonatology, Pediatrics)
Beckmann's Obstetrics & Gynecology 8th ed
Berek and Novak's Gynecology 16th ed
Current Diagnosis and Treatment:  Obstetrics & Gynecology 12th ed
Danforth's Obstetrics & Gynecology 10th ed
Gabbe: Obstetrics - Normal and Problem Pregnancies 8th ed
Lentz: Comprehensive Gynecology 7th ed
Williams' Obstetrics 26th ed

Levy: Occupational & Environmental Health 7th ed

Abeloff's Clinical Oncology 6th ed
AJCC Cancer Staging Manual 8th ed
DeVita, et al.: Cancer: Principles and Practice of Oncology 11th ed
M.D. Anderson Manual of Medical Oncology 3rd ed
Barakat: Principles and Practice of Gynecologic Oncology 7th ed
TNM Atlas Illustrated Guide to the Classification of Malignant Tumors 6th ed

Yanoff: Opthalmology 5th ed
Vaughan and Asbury's General Ophthalmology 19th ed
The Wills Eye Manual 7th ed
Walsh and Hoyt's Clinical Neuro-ophthalmology - The essentials 4th ed


Books @ Ovid has over 100 of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeon's Ebooks including the Orthopaedic Knowledge Update Series
Chapman's Orthopaedic Surgery 3rd ed
Current Diagnosis & Treatment in Orthopedics 5th ed
Campbell's Operative Orthopaedics 14th ed
Rockwood and Green's Fractures in Adults 9th ed

see also: LWW Health Library Osteopathic Collection
Channell: The 5-Minute Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine Consult 2nd ed
Nichols: Atlas of Osteopathic Techniques 3rd ed
Seffinger: Foundations of Osteopathic Medicine 4th ed
DiGionvanna: An Osteopathic Approach to Diagnosis and Treatment 4th ed
Osteopathic techniques: the learner's guide 1st ed
Beatty: The Pocket Manual of OMT 2nd ed
Greenman's Principles of Manual Medicine 5th ed
Nelson: Somatic Dysfunction in Osteopathic Family Medicine 2nd ed

Bailey's Head and Neck Surgery - Otolaryngology 5th ed
Cummings Otolaryngology: Head & Neck Surgery 7th ed

Orchard: Histopathology 1st ed
McPhee: Pathophysiology of Disease: An Introduction to Clinical Medicine 8th ed
The Practice of Surgical Pathology: A Beginner's Guide to the Diagnostic Process 1st ed ​
Robbins and Cotran Pathologic Basis of Disease 10th ed
Robbins and Cotran Review of Pathology 4th ed 3 simultaneous users
Rosai and Ackerman's surgical pathology 11th ed
Wheater's Pathology 6th ed

PEDIATRICS  (see also Neonatology)
see also: American Academy of Pediatrics Ebook Library
Menkes: Child Neurology 7th ed
Kendig: Disorders of the Respiratory Tract in Children 9th ed
Harriet Lane Handbook 22nd ed
Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics 21st ed
Nelson Essentials of Pediatrics 9th ed
Netter's Pediatrics 1st ed
Long: Principles and Practice of Pediatric Infectious Diseases 5th ed
Red Book Online
Rockwood & Wilkins' Fractures in Children 9th ed

see also: MSU Libraries' Guide to Drug Resources
Basic Concepts in Pharmacology: What You Need to Know for Each Drug Class 5th ed
Casarett & Doulls Toxicology: The Basic Science of Poisons 8th ed
Goodman & Gilman's The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics 13th ed
Katzung's Basic & Clinical Pharmacology 15th ed
Lippincott® Illustrated Reviews: Pharmacology 7th ed
Patty's Toxicology 5th ed
Olson: Poisoning and Drug Overdose 7th ed
Golan: Principles of Pharmacology:  The Pathophysiologic Basis of Drug Therapy 4th ed
Stahl's Online (A pharmacology ebook library that includes the Prescriber's Guide: Stahl's Essential Psychopharmacology)

AHFS Drug Information
DrugPoint System
Handbook of Injectable Drugs 20th ed
Medical Letter on Drugs & Therapeutics
Natural Standard (for alternative drugs and herbs)

Bates Guide to the Physical Examination and History Taking 12th ed
Bates Guide to the Physical Examination and History Taking 13th ed
Schwartz: Textbook of Physical Diagnosis: History and Examination 8th ed

Frontera: Essentials of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 4th ed
Delisa's Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation: Principles & Practice 6th ed
Braddom: Physical medicine and rehabilitation 6th ed

PHYSIOLOGY - Comprehensive
Image Bank: Thieme Teaching Assistant - Anatomy & Physiology
Berne and Levy Physiology 7th ed
Boron and Boulpaep: Medical Physiology 3rd ed
Costanzo: Physiology 7th ed
Ganong's Review of Medical Physiology 26th ed
Guyton and Hall Textbook of Medical Physiology 14th ed
Rhoades: Medical Physiology: Principles for Clinical Medicine 5th ed
McPhee: Pathophysiology of Disease: An Introduction to Clinical Medicine 8th ed

PHYSIOLOGY - Organ System
Mohrman: Cardiovascular Physiology 9th ed
White and Porterfield: Endocrine and Reproductive Physiology 5th ed
Molina: Endocrine Physiology 5th ed
Kamel: Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Physiology: A Problem-Based Approach 5th ed
Johnson: Gastrointestinal Physiology 9th ed
Levitsky: Pulmonary Physiology 9th ed
Vander's Renal Physiology 9th ed

Access Physiotherapy
Access Physiotherapy: F.A. Davis Athletic Training Collection

Watanabe: Anatomy for plastic surgery of the face, head, and neck 1st ed
Grabb and Smith's Plastic Surgery 7th ed
Neligan's Core Procedures In Plastic Surgery 2nd ed

Hoschander: Operative Procedures in Plastic, Aesthetic, and Reconstructive Surgery 1st ed

PRIMARY CARE (see also Family Medicine, Internal Medicine)
5 Minute Clinical Consult 2020
Conn's Current Therapy 2021
Current Medical Diagnosis & Treatment 2021
Ferri's Clinical Advisor 2021
Goldman's Cecil Medicine 26th ed
Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy 
Goroll: Primary Care Medicine 7th ed
Fiebach: Principles of Ambulatory Medicine 7th ed
Washington Manual of Medical Therapeutics 36th ed

see also:  Psychiatry Online (for American Psychiatric Publishing books) 
American Psychiatric Publishing Textbook of Psychiatry 7th ed
Current Diagnosis and Treatment: Psychiatry 3rd ed
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) 
Black: Introductory Textbook of Psychiatry 7th ed
Kaplan and Sadock's Comprehensive Textbook of Psychiatry 10th ed
Massachusetts General Hospital Comprehensive Clinical Psychiatry 2nd ed
Higgins: Neuroscience of Clinical Psychiatry 2nd ed

Spiro: Clinical Respiratory Medicine 4th ed
Murray and Nadel's Textbook of Respiratory Medicine  7th ed
Kryger: Principles and Practice of Sleep Medicine  6th ed
West: Pulmonary Pathophysiology 9th ed

UROLOGY (see also Nephrology)
Campbell-Walsh Urology 12th ed
Smith and Tanagho's General Urology 19th ed

See Medical Board Exam Prep Guide

Auerbach: Wilderness Medicine 7th ed
Auerbach: Field Guide to Wilderness Medicine 6th ed
Iserson: Improvised medicine : providing care in extreme environments 2nd ed



Last Updated: 03-07-2022

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