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Tarascon Adult Emergency Pocketbook

The Tarascon Adult Emergency Pocketbook is the "little everything book"! Every intern should have it in their pocket. This is not just for ER but I use it as nights house officer and when in the clinic.  Great little everything book!

T. Sheridan

Everyone HAS to have a copy of the Tarascon Adult Emergency Pocketbook in their pocket in the ER. The antibiotic section is so helpful.

Alison Couturier

It is amazing how such a small book could contain such a collection of vital and important information that you might need while practicing in the shift. The classifications presented in the Tarascon Adult Emergency Pocketbook for different scales, criteria, and classes of diseases is absolutely great. I cannot imagine my shift without this book. A definite five star item.

Anas Fouad Ali Hamam
Saudi Arabia

The Adult Emergency Pocketbook has been very useful on the several occasions when I needed a quick reference for patient management issues, particularly for urgent ongoing diabetic care. Service of the purchase (pricing, delivery, integrity of product) were all at the usual excellent quality I've come to expect.

John Anthony Mosby

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Tarascon Adult Psychiatrica

This is the best book for psychiatric residents or clinicians doing psychiatric consults or inpatient work to carry. It covers an immense amount of material.  The chapters are stripped down to the most important, relevant points of almost every topic in psychiatry. The format takes some getting used to, as the typeface is small and the material is presented in a shorthand, abbreviated way. I would recommend it to any mental health professional who wants a quick, portable reference for evaluating and treating most psychiatric illnesses and disorders.

Brett C. Plyler, MD
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Doody's Review - 4 Stars!

Best resource book available!  Not only tells meds/dosages/side effects/etc.  Also, goes into mental status exam, DSM criteria, questions to ask certain patients when determining diagnoses.  Awesome!

Chicago, IL

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Tarascon Clinical Review Series: Internal Medicine

“This is an extraordinarily practical book. While there have been a number of these types of books published by various residency programs, they have tended, like medicine itself, to add information and grow proportionally. This first edition takes a fresh look and refines the bank of knowledge to the central core, keeping the book small enough to be easily carried. I highly recommend this to house staff…for a broader perspective of medicine.”

Vincent F. Carr, DO, MSA, FACC, FACP, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Doody's Review Service

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Tarascon Emergency Department Quick Reference Guide

The pocket handbook I used in the past did not have nearly as much information as this one does on diagnostics, the physical examination, etc., as this does.  This book does a good job of condensing the information.

Danna Lane Bell, ADN
Washington Regional Medical Center
4 Star Review - Doody's Book Review

A very brief synopsis of the important things needed for emergency medicine. Fits in most white coats very well. I recommend this for EM residents or students interested in emergency medicine.

5 Star Review

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Tarascon General Surgery Pocketbook

"This is a well-organized, quick reference covering a wide array of facts and techniques useful in the practice of general surgery. It is a perfect book for medical students on their clinical rotations or surgical residents in the clinic or on the wards."

Courtney L Olmsted, BSE, MD
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

"I would highly recommend this book to all incoming surgical residents to use as their guide and even as a quick ABSITE review as it is much better than many of the other pocket books I have seen."

David L Ring, MD
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics

"I just finished my M3 surgery rotation. This book was very helpful to read (along with Surg Recall) prior to surgery. It helped with the anatomy, indications, etc. for the procedure. Would recommend for any M3 or M4 interested in general surgery."


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Tarascon Hospital Medicine iPhone & iPad App

Tarascon Hospital Medicine App is a must have as reference or just pleasure reading. Read it anywhere, any room, any time of day. Even while watching Scrubs. Just don't forget to buy it.


I have the Tarascon Hospital Pocketbook and when I saw this app I was thrilled.  One less book in my white coat!  You definitely want this with you if you practice hospital medicine.  It is amazingly comprehensive yet free of non-essentials.  It also has a critical care section with all the "must know" topics.  Very up-to-date and evidence based.  If I could give it 10 stars, I would.

S. Kang, MD

As with the Pocketbook, the Tarascon Hospital Medicine App brings up to date clinical information to your fingertips.  Well organized and easy to use reference for hospitalists, residents and medical students.  Highly recommended!


The iPhone version of the Tarascon Hospital Medicine Pocketbook is great as it allows me to quickly find the reference material I'm looking for.  I'm still amazed by the volume of information Dr. Esherick was able to pack into a small book, and now a small, low priced app.

Bill S.

Every time I refer to the Hospital Medicine App, I am impressed and surprised by the amount of practical information, with differentials, clinical risk predictors, validated decision-making algorithms, management guidelines, practical pointers, updated references, etc.  Overall, highly recommended.

J. Donalds

Same as always, another true, 'it knows what you are looking for' quick reference from Dr. Esherick.  Lots of simple and clear charts. Updated clinical information. Automatic App updates. Nice layouts and not cramped.  Well designed. To-the-point answers to common questions. A definite helpful tool in aid of your clinical decision making.

George C. Chen

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Tarascon Medical Procedures Pocketbook

The guidance given in this book is excellent.  Not only is it a good review for procedures not done in awhile, but it also acts as a go-to source for last-minute reminders of details needed to perform a procedure expeditiously.  I no longer need to rely on my fading notes or fallible memory when it comes to performing a procedure correctly.

Carolyn Morris, MD
Family Medicine
Santa Paula Hospital Clinic, CA

Dr. Esherick’s procedure book is an extremely valuable tool for interns new to the wards or more seasoned providers who just what a quick review prior to performing a procedure they may not have done in a while. It provides a clear and concise review of almost any procedure you may have to do in the course of taking care of patients.

Steve Rogers MD
Family Practice Faculty
Ventura Family Medicine Residency Program, CA

Dr. Esherick's quick reference pocketbooks raise the bar for excellence and ease of use.  Highly recommended!

I keep Dr. Esherick's pocket guide with me all the time. It's a convenient and invaluable resource for the management of the myriad of ailments that we encounter as family physicians.

Tamajah Gibson, MD

Dr. Esherick's textbooks are an incredibly helpful guide for the busy family physician.  He organizes an incredibly wide scope of knowledge into clear and helpful bullets that can be quickly reviewed between patients.  Information is up-to-date and evidence-based.  I highly recommend his texts for the residents I supervise and to any provider involved in primary care.

Jon Yoshiyama, MD
Salinas, CA

Dr. Esherick's previous pocket references on Hospital Medicine and Primary Care have proven to be invaluable to me over the years. The Medical Procedure Pocketbook is a welcome addition to this series. A time-saver for when physcians have little time--which, as we know, is all the time.  Dr. Esherick has written a number of these condensed references, and they're all terrific. If you have to handle a wide variety of situations on the fly, you definitely want him in your pocket.

Junedale Nishiyama, MD
Hilo, Hawaii

I highly recommend this book for house staff and students on clinical rotations. It has tremendous teaching value for those just beginning their careers and provides students an outstanding perspective about what the attending physicians are doing at a time when they have not yet formed the mental images that they will need in the future.

Vincent F Carr, DO, MSA, FACC, FACP
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Doody's Book Review - 5 Stars!

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Tarascon Pediatric Outpatient Pocketbook

The Tarascon Pediatric Outpatient Pocketbook is always in my coat pocket. As a new nurse practitioner, I reference it often and feel more confident with my clinical decisions after a quick flip through the pages.  Difficult content is neatly organized and illustrated in easy to understand tables, diagrams and mnemonics.  It is the most accurate, complete, quick reference for clinicians who care for the outpatient pediatric population.

Soraida Valencia, PNP-AC

Information in the Tarascon Pediatric Outpatient Pocketbook categorized in a clear, concise, easy-to-read manner.  I have found all necessary information needed to work proficiently on pediatric unit in this pocketbook, ranging from Disease process - Signs/Symptoms - Assessing - Plan of care - Medications - Treatments.  This information has been very helpful.  Fits perfectly in pocket and has endless availability of resources.  Undeniably worth the price I paid for it -A great reference guide!

Teresa McGrath, RN

"I used the first edition of this book as a new doctor fresh out of residency for a quick look-up. New edition has more updated information and likely will use every day." - Amazon reviewer

"FNP practicing in pediatrics 10+ years. Never seen a resource as compact and thorough as this reference. Glad to see a reference that actually addresses more than just common illnesses that I don't even need a reference for like strep throat, OM, eczema etc. This little baby has nearly 300 pages of essential/useful information for the seasoned or unseasoned pediatric practitioner. Send one to your shopping cart and get busy healing children and keeping them healthy." - Amazon reviewer

"I keep this book on my desk or in my pocket at all times. Excellent reference for all NPs. Awesome book." - Amazon reviewer

"I am a PNP and have loved keeping this in my work bag. I use it regularly and find it extremely helpful. It is jam packed with information....Highly recommend." - Amazon reviewer

"This book is my go-to to double check dosages, follow guidelines and to reassure that my plan is correct." - Amazon reviewer

"I am a FNP student, so I work primarily in the clinic setting. This book is fantastic. It is exactly what I was looking for. It has everything from diagnosis and treatment for otitis media to ADHD to eczema to asthma. It has growth charts, immunization charts, common fractures and more. It has clear, concise charts so the information is easy to find." - Amazon reviewer

"Five stars. Excellent." - Amazon reviewer

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Tarascon Pediatric Outpatient Pocketbook

I have found all necessary information needed to work proficiently on pediatric unit in this pocketbook, ranging from disease process, signs/symptoms, assessing, plan of care, medications and treatments.  This information has been very helpful. Fits perfectly in pocket and has endless availability of resources. Undeniably worth the price I paid for it - A great reference guide!

T. McGrath

The Tarascon Pediatric Outpatient Pocketbook contains lots of detailed info about outpatient pediatrics. It is perfect for lab coat pocket & a great quick reference.

Kristy O.

I'm a third year med student on Outpatient Peds. The Pediatric Outpatient Pocketbook is an excellent quick reference for common pediatric conditions and ideal treatments. Must-have for 3rd years!

T. Hassan

The Tarascon Pediatric Outpatient Pocketbook is an excellent source for commonly encountered outpatient problems. The topics are pertinent and the discussions are detailed but concise. I'd strongly recommend this book to any practioner in the outpatient setting.

J. M. Ippolito

Wow! This book is a perfect, concise source for information in the general pediatrics setting---primary care, urgent care, ER, etc. The information is well presented in an easy to read and access format.  I highly recommend this book for nurses, residents, attendings, and students.


The Pediatric Outpatient Pocketbook is a thorough review of pediatrics in a concise format. It is easy to read and intuitive in its use. As a family physician resident, I wonder how I got so far along without it. Harriet Lane is great, it just doesn't fit so nicely in my coat's pocket.

M.C. Guette

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Tarascon Pediatric Psychiatrica

"The content of this book is fantastic, and for my level of training, it had more comprehensive useful information (particularly in child development) than even some of the major child and adolescent psychiatry textbooks. The information is so useful, in fact, that I thought the first chapter would be a great study resource for an upcoming exam."
Karen Hadley, MD
Rush University Medical Center

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Tarascon Pharmacopoeia Android App

Looked at many drug apps before purchasing this one, and at $40 for the download I can say it is good. As a paramedic (Australia) it does the job well.

5 Star Rating!

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Tarascon Pharmacopoeia iPhone & iPad App

The content of the Tarascon Pharmacopoeia iPhone App is excellent. Certainly better than the free options. Probably my first choice, above even some choices that cost $100+

- Ilo V.

All pharmacists need at least 2 drug databases to make sure they have the latest info. The Tarascon Pharmacopoeia application is a must.

- M. Garcia

I'll go ahead a call The Tarascon Pharmacopoeia the best pharmacopoeia on the iPhone. Worth the price and the wait. I've purchased the print version of this every year for a little less price, but this is faster and has more info.

- Anonymous

Couldn’t get through my day without the Tarascon Pharmacopoeia iPhone App. I have been using Tarascon for over 15 years & feel this is the best value out there for real providers prescribing in a busy practice.  I use this ap dozens of times per day.  Highly recommended.

- Anonymous

I've relied on the Tarascon Pharmacopeia for years. I think the free apps are great for a second reference, but not as a primary one. I wouldn't take any chances on prescribing medication with a name that isn't recognized. The Deluxe version is simply excellent and worth the investment for your patients.

- Jasper MD

The Tarascon Pharmacopoeia is fast and concise. Perfect for my needs. The price of the app is little in comparison to its utility and my own confidence in the information it provides.  Five star tool!

- Anonymous

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Tarascon Pocket Cardiologica

"This is an up-to-date, evidence-based, and easy-to-use handbook on the high-yield topics in the rapidly evolving field of cardiovascular medicine. It is an excellent supplemental resource for medical providers who are interested in learning more about the field."

Mohi Alkadri,  MD
Ochsner Clinic Foundation

"As a professional in the field of cardiovascular diseases, I highly recommend this to all professionals as a pocket reference. Every aspect of cardiac function is included, and presented in a clear and concise manner. It's very impressive that such a large amount of cardiac knowledge can be right at your fingertips, and still easily fit in your pocket. This is a fantastic tool for everyday clinical use."

5 Star Review

"I'm a hospitalist and this little book packs a punch! A LOT of info in less than 400 pages. Much of the book is over my head; ie, intended for cardiologists but it is worth it.  And finally! A book with 2010 AHA ACLS Guidelines.  Recommend highly."

M. Davis
5 Star Review

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Tarascon Pocket Orthopaedica

I got the Tarascon Pocket Orthopaedica about a year ago as a gift, and I have really gotten a lot out of it. It's filled with very useful information, and it'll save your neck on a daily basis, at least. Ever since I got it, many of the other residents in my hospital have been buying it, and the consensus is that it can make your life a whole lot easier.  It's a tool no ortho resident will want to go without (and probably many attendings, as well).

Pedro Jorba Elguero

A wealth of information in a small package! Whether you are an Orthopaedic resident or allied health member, you will benefit from this handy reference.


My orthopaedic rotation was only 5 weeks long (PA Student), nonetheless, the Tarascon Pocket Orhopaedica was invaluable to me. It was in my lab coat as long as I was wearing it. I just love the way it puts it all together concisely and in an organized manner.

A. Schwartz

The Tarascon Pocket Orthopaedica is a book that you can carry everywhere. It's very complete for a pocket book.  I recommend it.

Catalina Larrain Birrell

I'm an EM Resident on my Ortho rotation now.  I carry one book, this little gem. They've condensed the most important anatomy, landmarks, exam findings, etc. into a book I carry all the time in my scrub top.


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Tarascon Pocket Pharmacopoeia 2014 Disease Edition

"I use it in my clinical setting every day!" - Amazon reviewer

"A terrific little book." - Amazon reviewer

"[The Tarascon Pocket Pharmacopoeia 2014 Disease Edition] has much to offer physicians choosing a medication, particularly when treating patients with comorbid conditions or when previous prescriptions have failed or are otherwise unacceptable. This version includes all the information of previous versions, such as use in pregnancy, metabolism and excretion characteristics, and relative costs.

This is about the most user-friendly of all of the references on the market for looking up medication information."

Vincent Carr,  DO, MSA, FACC, FACP
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
Doody's Review Service

"Faster than signing in to UptoDate and reading thorough a dozen paragraphs to find what I need." - Amazon reviewer

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Tarascon Pocket Urologica

This book will be a good resource for medical students, junior residents, and midlevel providers in the field of urology. It is an easy-to-access and quick reference for busy readers.

Chandan Kundavaram, BS, MD
Thomas Jefferson University
Doody's Book Review - 4 Stars!

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Tarascon Primary Care iPhone & iPad App

I use the Tarascon Primary Care iPhone App frequently and definitely recommend it to any physician, resident, or med student looking for a good quick-reference/memory-jogger.

J. Donalds

Dr. Esherick has an amazing ability to organize up-to-date and evidence-based medical information for a wide range of topics in a powerfully succinct manner. All that you need to know in concise charts, lists, and tables. Very easy to navigate. The Primary Care Pocketbook App is a must have for a clinician in primary care.

George C. Chen

I have used the Tarascon Primary Care Pocketbook for years and it held a spot in precious white coat pocket space. I am delighted to be able to free my pocket and carry it on my iPhone now. I love my iPhone and I have a lot of great medical apps, but this is one of the best!


This iPhone App version of the Tarascon Primary Care handbook is easy to use. Succinct descriptions of medical conditions at your fingertips. It is a great support tool when you are looking for a quick reference on a topic while "on the fly".

Araujo D.

The App is a decent representation of the Primary Care Pocketbook.  I find the index to be especially thorough.  I think with all these pseudo medical references in the App Store, you can't beat the reputation of the Tarascon series.  I don't mind paying more for information that I trust to treat my patients.

Jasper, MD

The Tarascon Primary Care App is so easy to use and well organized!  This is perfect for both outpatient and inpatient medicine.  This app is a bargain compared to other similar apps and I haven't had any problems with bugs or crashes.  All medical professionals should highly consider this app.


Well-organized, thorough, quickly accessible reference.  Ideal for both inpatient and outpatient care.  Impressive search tool.  Tarascon Primary Care quickly became a "go-to" app for me when other apps go unused.


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Tarascon Sports Medicine Pocketbook

Brief and to the point, the Tarascon Sports Medicine Pocketbook is a great, little book loaded with tons of information. I love all the Tarascon Medicine Pocketbooks. I also strongly recommend the Internal Medicine and Pharmacopoeia. All small, packed full of information and charts and can fit all in one coat pocket!

E. S. Jones

One of few - or even only - pocketbook in sport medicine available in the market. Was very usefull in my sport medicine rotation. It is a unique little book with good information in sport medicine.

Dr. Abdul W. Royeen