My program recommended we get the 21st edition of Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary. My friend is willing to give me the 20th edition for free. Does anyone know if there is a major difference between the two editions? Is there tons of new information in the newer edition?
Aug 25, '12
I don't think there is much of a difference. 20th edition was published in 2005 and 21st edition was published in 2009. Unless you are given specific assignments/pages to read or refer to, I doubt it will be a big issue. It's likely to be used as a reference tool. I think you'll be fine and save at least $30.
Aug 26, '12
I may be the only one, but I'm half way through the program and have yet to use the Taber's dictionary my program reccomended. I bought all new books instead of the older editions and now I wish I hadn't. Some books (med-surg) I use a ton, others (fundamentals) I have cracked once. In my program it is mostly taught by powerpoints though. I would save the money and use google