Since starting this page in January of 2007, I have begun working with the First Aid Team to build the official www.firstaidteam.com site with an up to date list of all Errata for every new edition. The official 2007 errata can be found there as well as new errata for 2008. I have worked very hard with the FA team to get this up and running and we hope it answers all of your questions.
I like this book. I use this book. This book has a number of errors, both small and large. With every edition, students complain about this and are shocked SHOCKED that the same errors persist from edition to edition. “Isn’t anyone telling them?” you might wonder.
Here’s what probably happens: students find the errors, complain about the errors, and then swear that they’re going to write them up and send them to Vikas Bushan and the rest of the First Aid team. They finish the test, look at the list of errors and say, “screw it”. As a result, the FA team probably doesn’t hear about it, thinks everything is fine because, “Someone would have said something, what with all the anal-retentive gunners our there” and the rest is history repeating.
In the meantime, Googling “errors in First Aid for USMLE” takes you to this page.
So with that responsibility, I’m going to email the First Aid Team with every error that I find or suggestion for the text and I am going to post those here for you to read and agree/disagree with. I am also going to include diagrams/mnemonics that I have made to help clarify some of the trickier areas.
Student-submitted Errors/Corrections – 5/20/07
First Half of Book (word doc) – updated 5/20/07
- Behavioral Science
- Pathology (basic)
- Pharmacology (basic)
Second Half of Book (word doc) – updated 5/20/07
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