"They trusted us!" – MedMaster
While we always appreciate a nice review, after 40 years you are bound to receive a few testimonials that are not the run of the mill, “great book” or “my scored jumped 10 points because of you guys.” We have plenty of those fantastic reviews found on each book’s page.
The testimonials listed here are samples of what have been collected over 40 years and are the kind of stuff that come from a very genuine place and sometimes a very humorous place. Most were hand-written so some of the experience gets lost when typed but you’ll get a good feel. Enjoy!
Acid Base Fluids and Electrolytes: Practically Life savor for both you and patient.
I hardly anytime would give “5” stars to any products, but this just blew my doubts and misunderstanding out to pieces. I don’t want to sound too explicit, but actually it’s better than sex when you understand something and everything come to senses.
I mean you out there tell me what other book can teach you so perfectly acid base balances, mixed disorder and anion gap acidosis? No other. Considering even residents who work in US don’t know how to calculate electrolyte, this is a topic regarded lightly by students. But I don’t think so. By giving wrong fluid to critical patient, is not a good story to tell. It’s so critical we have to know it. And first time I felt this material to be easy.
One day I was so frustrated on some acid base question of mixed acid base disorder, and was frantically searching in google, yahoo, msn , or anything I can put my hands on to enlighten concept as how to calculate electrolytes but without avail. So frustrated I even couldn’t sleep that night. I tried to forget but soon it came to my mind boggling unsolved calculation. Then I was sparkled to my mind that I bought this book long time ago and it might explain to me something better. Sooner opening the page than I was gobbling all I could gorge the materials. That night, after I’ve done doing all the problems in that little book, I said to myself, Oh boy, this is actually better than sex!
the beauty of this book is way the explanation is so step wise and gives you a smooth comprehension followed by problems which makes you sure that you get it.
I mean I looked everwhere….. Even the Harrison didn’t have the slightest notion of practical calculation to what it appears complex electrolyte acid base balance, but this little book made it so simple that finally made me think to sue Harrison(well just joking..)
First time I bought this book, I didn’t take it seriously and put it in back corner of bookshelves, but I was so glad I bought it. I’m telling ya, this is the only book can save your exam and your patient as well.
Some more kind words
As a second year Medical Student, I would like to offer you my heartfelt thanks and eternal gratitude for saving my gluteals in Gross Anatomy last year. “Clinical Anatomy Made Ridiculously Simple” is obviously not the last word in anatomical science, but it allowed me to keep the “big picture” in perspective while I was bombarded with an endless barrage of obscure details. Without Dr. Goldberg’s book, I am quite sure that by last November by cerebral cortex would have exploded in the middle of a 4 hour lecture – either from overload or from frustration – and today I would be doing one of two things:
Wearing a pink robe and selling flowers and /or books in some airportEntering Law School, which is worse.
Anyway, Dr. Goldberg spared me these fates, and he’s doing it again this year with “Clinical Neuroanatomy Made Ridiculously Simple.” If there is any way of directly contacting Dr. Goldberg, would you please notify him that I am going to name my firstborn “Stephen” in his honor, even if it’s a girl. If my wife has twins, we will name them both Stephen. I promise.
I have almost all of your publications, and am finding them a LIFE SAVER! Absolutely wonderful.
I was wondering if it would be possible to buy just an extra “BiochemistryLand” Map. I have the one which came in the book, but I was told by a friend that when I’ve memorized that map, I can pass Biochem. on the Boards. To that end, I wanted to get a second one to put up in the bathroom, so I can utilize every spare second in memorizing it. I don’t want to risk putting my only copy up, for fear it might get damaged by steam showers, ETC…. You may invoice me if you have one.
Will you please forward me an autographed copy of your book, Clinical Biochemistry Made Ridiculously Simple? I borrowed a friend’s copy that you had signed for him and it was accidentally damaged. Your book was the pride of his collection, so he is terribly upset with me. I am, of course, willing to pay all costs associated with the purchase and shipping of said book. Please sign it “To Gerard P., Best Wishes, Stephen Goldberg.”
My conscience will not rest until I have made reparations to this gentleman who was so kind as to loan the book in the first place. I have also enjoyed it immensely myself. It certainly took the tedium out of my personal studies of Biochemistry.
I do not wish to lose a friend over a book. Please help me.
Yours most desperately,
A few weeks ago we corresponded about pocket reference cards. Since that time I had wanted to write you again, but all the time demands of clinical have prevented me from doing so until now.
However, I do not know if anyone has ever told you, but with the exception of Frank Netter, you individually have had one of the biggest impacts in medical education around the world. I personally believe that more students have, and will continue to benefit from your books, than any other author, publisher or journal. You alone have done more to enhance student learning over a broad spectrum of medical topics, and will have personally influenced more medical students than anyone in history. You have created for yourself and medicine, a legacy precious few could achieve. For that, I sincerely thank and congratulate you.
Dear Dr. Goldberg,
Although I am only a first year medical student, my understanding of anatomy doesn’t quite match up with a statement written in your “Clinical Anatomy Made Ridiculously Simple” on page 36.
I quote, “If removed surgically, the head can still rotate…”
Alright – actually I know I just spotted a dangling modifier and not an important clinical vagary. Seriously though – we love your books here at Yale.