Unconventional Medical Textbooks: Mind Maps and Visual Mnemonics

Generally, I find self-made notes, mnemonics and mind maps useful when studying but was surprised to find out the number of unconventional textbook published in the last few years focused on using such tools. A short list is assembled below:

Mind Maps Books

Mind Maps in Medicine by Peter MacDermott, David Norman Clarke. 1998, Elsevier Health Sciences.
Google Books, $35
Elsevier Health Sciences
Amazon.com, $ 45.

Mind Maps in Pathology by Peter A. Dervan, Michelle Harrison. 2002, Elsevier Health Sciences.
Google Books, $35
Elsevier Health Sciences
Amazon.com, $ 32.

Books from Visual Mnemonics Series (VMS)

Visual Mnemonics for Pharmacology by Laurie L Marbas - 2002.
Google Books.
Amazon, $ 25.

Visual Mnemonics in Pathology by Laurie Marbas
Google Books.
Amazon, $ 27.

Other books included in the VMS are Visual Mnemonics for Physiology and Related Anatomy, Visual Mnemonics for Microbiology and Immunology, Visual Mnemonics for Biochemistry, and Visual Mnemonics for Behavioral Sciences.

Mnemonics Books

Medical Mnemonic Comics - Respiratory Diseases by Sotiri Athanasakis.
Self-published on Lulu.com, $ 27.
Google Books.

Mnemonics for Medical Students by Khalid Khan.
Amazon, $14.

Differential Diagnosis Mnemonics by Thomas J. Donnelly and Christopher C. Giza.
Amazon, $ 26.

References

Developing the medical mind. BMJ 7159 Volume 317, 5 September 1998.
Modern Education: Mind Maps and Second Life. ScienceRoll.com.
Image source: Mind Maps in Medicine by Peter MacDermott, David Norman Clarke. 1998, Elsevier Health Sciences.

Related reading

Medical profession's use of mind mapping - WikIT http://goo.gl/1Kjd
Can images (mind maps, infographics) stop data overload? Symptom of the computer age: overwhelmed, we delay decisions http://goo.gl/URMKm

Medical Mind Maps by the Wikipedia user Madhero88, a 3rd year Medical Student from Jordan.
Note taking with mind maps did not improve the scores of medical students (study)http://goo.gl/8qeQ
Medical Mnemonics
Study claims mind maps don't help learning - "you should just take tests" - NYTimes http://goo.gl/kvdSZ and http://goo.gl/6ql7n
University of Cambridge shows high-resolution Newton notebooks online. He used mind maps - check Trinity College Notebook, image 5.

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