Cecil Textbook of Medicine

Cecil Textbook of Medicine (sometimes called Cecil Medicine or Goldman-Cecil Medicine) is a medical textbook published by Elsevier under the Saunders imprint.[1] First released in 1927 as the Textbook of Medicine by Russell LaFayette Cecil,[2] the book is one of the most prominent and widely consulted medical textbooks in the United States.[3] Cecil Medicine is often compared with Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine, which it predates by three decades.[3] Approximately one third of its authors are changed with each new edition.[4] It is currently in its 26th edition.

The book has been described as "one of the most outstanding textbooks of medicine ever written".[5]

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  1. ^ "ISBN 9780721696522 - Cecil Textbook of Medicine: Single Volume (Cecil Medicine)". isbnsearch.org. Retrieved 2019-09-12.
  2. ^ "Russell LaFayette Cecil (1881-1965)". The James Lind Library. Retrieved 2019-12-30.
  3. ^ a b Chang, Virginia W.; Christakis, Nicholas A. (2002). "Medical modelling of obesity: a transition from action to experience in a 20th century American medical textbook". Sociology of Health and Illness. 24 (2): 151–177. doi:10.1111/1467-9566.00289. We used the Cecil Textbook of Medicine, which dates back to 1927 and is one of the most prominent and widely-consulted (by both students and practitioners of medicine) medical textbooks in the US. We also considered Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine, another popular US text, but chose Cecil because it predates Harrison’s by three decades.
  4. ^ Burrow, Gerard N. (7 January 1993). "Book Review Cecil Textbook of Medicine 19th edition. Edited by James B. Wyngaarden, Lloyd H. Smith, Jr., and J. Claude Bennett. 2380 pp., illustrated. Philadelphia, W.B. Saunders, 1992. $99. 0-8247-8564-9". New England Journal of Medicine. 328 (1): 69–70. doi:10.1056/NEJM199301073280122.
  5. ^ Frey, Donald (July 2004). "CECIL TEXTBOOK OF MEDICINE—2 VOLUME SET (With CD-ROM + Passcode for Web Site), 22ND EDITION". Shock: Injury, Inflammation, and Sepsis: Laboratory and Clinical Approaches. 22 (1): 93.

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