Medical college reference books?

I.Somasundaram . Posted in Education 5135 3 Comments

Hi I want to know the reference books which are recommended in Sri lanka medical faculties. My brother’s daughter has been selected to Colombo Medical School/ Colombo Medical Faculty and I want to send her a gift. I think it is better If I can give her all her first year reference books. I know she is going to do Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, Pathology, Microbiology, Pharmacology, Parasitology in her first year. Please someone who know about this please share.

3 thoughts on “Medical college reference books?”

  1. Krishantha says:

    Following are the reference book when my friend was in Colombo medical faculty few years back.
    Anatomy – Cunningham’s Anatomy Books, Chaurasia Anatomy Books, Apply’s Clinical Anatomy, Langman’s Medical Embryology
    Physiology – Ganong’s Physiology
    Phramcology – British National Formulary, Laurnece’s Clinical Pharmacology
    Microbiology – Medical Microbiology by Greenwood
    Pathology – Robin’s Pathology, Concise Pathology

    Above mentioned are the first year books that I remember. For clinical subjects following books were recommended.

    Surgery – Bailey and Love Surgery Book, Scott’s An aid to clinical Surgery
    Medicine – Kumar & Clark Clinical Medicine, Davidson’s Clinical Medicine
    Obstetrics and Gynecology – Ten Teachers, Essentials of Obstetrics & Gynecology
    Psychiatry – Oxford core text psychiatry
    Pediatrics – Illustrated Pediatrics, Essential Pediatrics

  2. There are number of books we can use for Anatomy, physiology, Biochemestry and etc..
    for anatomy we use Last, Chaurasia, Elis, Grays ets…

  3. Shanika says:

    Please tell me good books for a campus selected medical student to give as a gift??

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Hello Adil,

I understand your concern regarding your health. Rather than getting 2nd hand information on the internet, I think you should best speak to the nephrology/renal units at various Sri Lankan hospitals and obtain the information straight from the horse’s mouth. You could try the state run National Hospital of Sri Lanka (telephone: 94-11-2691111) – where locals are treated free of charge, I don’t know how it is for foreigners. Or else there are several private hospitals such as Lanka Hospitals, Asiri, Nawaloka and Durdans. You could look up their phone numbers online and call them directly.




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