Davidson's Principles and Practice of Medicine: With STUDENT CONSULT Online Access

Davidson's Principles and Practice of Medicine: With STUDENT CONSULT Online Access

Book rating: 05 Paperback Principles & Practice of Medicine (Davidson's)

Edited by Nicki R. Colledge, Edited by Brian R. Walker, Edited by Stuart H. Ralston

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  • Publisher: CHURCHILL LIVINGSTONE
  • Format: Paperback | 1376 pages
  • Dimensions: 194mm x 264mm x 52mm | 2,939g
  • Publication date: 1 April 2010
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0702030856
  • ISBN 13: 9780702030857
  • Edition: 21, Revised
  • Edition statement: 21st Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: ill
  • Sales rank: 5,725

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Nominated for 2011 BMA Book Awards, this title is highly commended in medicine. More than two million medical students, doctors and other health professionals from around the globe have owned a copy of "Davidson's Principles and Practice of Medicine". Today's readers rely on Davidson's to provide up-to-date detail of contemporary medical practice, presented in a style that is concise, beautifully illustrated and easy to read. Davidson's not only provides all of the factual knowledge required to practice medicine, but also explains it in the context of underlying principles, basic science and research evidence, and shows the reader how to apply their knowledge to manage patients who present with problems rather than specific diseases.

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By GG 21 Apr 2010 5

This book presents the essentials of medicine in a clear, comprehensive and easily accessible format; thereby making it ideal as a core text and as a revision tool. It is divided into two major sections, as suggested by the title; the first, Principles of Medicine, covers the mechanisms of health and disease, together with the 'professional and ethical principles underlying medical practice'. The second section Practice of Medicine, deals with the major medical specialities. Within this part the book is then organized by system, and each chapter begins with an overview of the key elements in the clinical examination. Key features include the 'Clinical Examination overview', 'Practice Point summaries which give information about the practical skills needed, 'Emergency' boxes to emphasise the core knowledge required to manage acutely ill patients. Chapters also include many evidence-based medicine boxes which encapsulate the results of systematic reviews and randomised controlled trials in key therapeutic areas. 'In Old Age' boxes emphasise the key aspects of medical practice in the older population. And new in this edition are the 'In Pregnancy' boxes (within relevant chapters). This ensures that horizontal themes are embedded throughout the book.

The illustrations and diagrams are an outstanding feature of this textbook, and incorporate up-to-date imaging techniques, colour photographs and highly informative line drawings.

Being part of the Student Consult family ensures there is plenty of accompanying electronic material to enhance your learning experience. This includes access to full text on-line; a complete image library; self-assessment questions including self-testing questions whose answers are linked to the online text; a drugs database; and integration links allowing access to relevant information in other student consult titles.

I could not find fault with this book and think it certainly gives Kumar and Clark a run for its money!

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George Collins, University College London Davidson's is a world famous text, and after using it I know why. I love this book because after reading a section, you haven't just learned it, but you've understood it. The illustrations and diagrams throughout are better than in any alternative text and, to be honest, I don't know why I didn't use this book before. I now know that this book is the core textbook for me and will continue to be for many years to come. Sabreen Ali, The University of Sheffield Davidson's Principles and Practice of Medicine has somehow managed to get better with age - and the 21st edition carries on this tradition. While staying true to its foundations, it has brilliantly incorporated the latest in medical advances and treatment. The first chapter itself reminds us of the kind of textbook it aims to be - one encompassing all aspects of medicine, including "Good Medical Practice" as it is titled. The issues covered in this first chapter are important in

Table of contents

Part 1 - Principles of medicine Good medical practice Therapeutics and good prescribing Molecular and genetic factors in disease Immunological factors in disease Environmental and nutritional factors in disease Principles of infectious disease Ageing and disease Part 2 - Practice of medicine Critical illness Poisoning Medical psychiatry Oncology Pain management and palliative care Infectious disease HIV infection and AIDS Sexually transmitted infections Clinical biochemistry and metabolism Kidney and urinary tract disease Cardiovascular disease Respiratory disease Endocrine disease Diabetes mellitus Alimentary tract and pancreatic disease Liver and biliary tract disease Blood disease Musculoskeletal disease Neurological disease Skin disease Laboratory reference ranges