Oxford Handbook of Clinical Medicine

Oxford Handbook of Clinical Medicine

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By (author) Murray Longmore, By (author) Ian Wilkinson, By (author) Supraj Rajagopalan

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  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Format: Paperback | 892 pages
  • Dimensions: 99mm x 168mm x 38mm | 454g
  • Publication date: 8 September 2004
  • Publication City/Country: Oxford
  • ISBN 10: 0198525583
  • ISBN 13: 9780198525585
  • Edition: 6, Revised
  • Edition statement: 6th Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: numerous colour illustrations
  • Sales rank: 1,104,284

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The "Oxford Handbook of Clinical Medicine" covers all areas of internal medicine and provides rapid, on-the-spot access to evidence-based clinical management. Its characteristic style - combining incisive guidance with wit, a lucid style, and memorable epigrams - has been popular with generations of medical students and junior doctors the world over. There are a host of new features in this edition: new sections on common acute medical symptoms, and clinical skills; a new 'cheat sheet' on commonly used drugs; more colour plates, and more ECGs. There are numerous other updates and improvements throughout, many suggested by extensive market research. The pages have been redesigned in full colour. A new junior co-author has ensured that the text is just right for its market and tells medicine 'as it is'; and a panel of senior readers has approved every section. The "Oxford Handbook of Clinical Medicine" is an utterly reliable 'friend in the pocket', any time of the day or night!

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Now in its sixth edition, the 'Cheese & Onion' (as it is known) is approaching its 20th birthday, and continues to be the most popular handbook for both the undergraduate and the junior doctor on the wards ... The reason this little book remains so popular is that most topics are covered succinctly on a two-page spread of the book, and coloured headings break up the text and provide a logical structure for readers of all levels. Not only has the Oxford Handbook of Clinical Medicine aided in the diagnosis and treatment of countless patients, it has also helped thousands of students prepare and pass examinations. Size isn't everything, and that certainly is true here. Common clinical questions are answered clearly and extensively, while weird and wonderful conditions, which are rarely encountered, also get a good crack at the whip. They say the proof is in the pudding, and the fact that this book has sold more than a million copies worldwide speaks volumes. Hospital Doctor This handbook goes from strength to strength as each edition keeps abreast of the breathtaking advances in clinical practice ... It comes with the now familiar plastic flexicover which means it can take rough handling. It is ideal for junior hospital doctors, medical students and GPs and is packed with practical, easy to read advice ... it is a huge topic and a bold task to cover it in such a small portable volume but like the preceeding editions, it manages this admirably well ... It is packed with facts, knowledge and most important of all, it is an intensely practical book. If you are stuck on what to do next in managing a patient, this is the book to look up ... There is no padding here; it is fact, solutions and advice all the way. All the information is very modern, relevant and presented in a highly readable format. It is ideal for both hospital doctors, GPs and their registrars and is superb value for money. Dr Harry Brown ... this is one of the most useful books you can own if you are involved in the day-to-day management of patients and conditions ... Get it! Now! Imperial College of Medicine Gazette

Table of contents

1. Thinking about medicine; 2. Epidemiology; 3. Clinical skills; 4. Symptoms and signs; 5. Cardiovascular medicine; 6. Chest medicine; 7. Gastroenterology; 8. Renal medicine; 9. Endocrinology; 10. Neurology; 11. Rheumatology; 12. Oncology; 13. Surgery; 14. Infectious diseases; 15. Haematology; 16. Clinical chemistry; 17. Reference intervals; 18. Eponymous syndromes; 19. Practical procedures; 20. Emergencies