Review of Ophthalmology, 2nd Edition by Ruchi Rai, Softcover, 4.5" x 8.5".
Peepee Publishers & Distributors (P) Ltd., 7/31, First Floor, Ansari Road, Daryaganj, New Delhi - 110002, India. Ph: 9811156083, 011-23246245. E-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org: Publication Date 2009. 400 pages, ISBN 81-8445-069-9. Price: Indian Rs 200.00
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The first thing you notice as soon as you see the book is its size and shape. And I gave this book full marks for that. After all, a review book has to be small and handy. It comes close to being a pocket book.
I was having high expectations out of this book as it is written by Ruchi Rai, who had taught me sometime back. And I am pleased to say, this book stood up to its expectations. The chapters are very much according to the most read text book of ophthalmology (Khurana) so it makes things very easy for a student. Each chapter questions are preceded by a good summary of the chapter which you can never collect at one place if you try. Kudos to author for almost achieving that. The text is properly highlighted and underlined wherever required (it even has diagrams!!). And I feel even though it is a MCQ book, the chapter text makes VERY useful and important part of this book. The questions are well stacked up with their answers at the bottom (I love that, itís a chore to turn page every time to see answer). But certain things do bother me about this book.
For example, the number of questions are little less for every chapter. I am sure, (as the author claims) a lot of questions are being asked these days from ophthalmology, so there should be a lot more questions to put in. But I presume the author has deleted the repetitive questions.
Also, though there is written the name of exam in which questions were asked, but info is not complete (year is not there). Itís not verifiable. I suppose we will have to trust the author on that!! And one thing more thatís lacking is any DPG questions. Are they too hard to get? I didnít see any DPG question in the entire book. Now why is that?
To sum up this review I would say, itís a good book, with a great theory for quick review and supple amount of questions for pg entrance examination.
I definitely recommend this book.
|- Review by Ankit Jain
Ankit jain, 22, is a 3d year student in one of the most prestigious college of india - Maulana Azad Medical College. He has a deep interest in medicine, and one day wants to win a Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine for India. After graduation, he wants to pursue a postgraduate course in Internal Medicine. He has a good command in computer programming and computer languages. His main co-curricular and extra curricular intersts are reading and sports.. He can be contacted at email@example.com.
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