Oxford Handbook of Clinical Medicine

Oxford Handbook of Clinical Medicine

Spiral bound Oxford Handbooks Series

By (author) Murray Longmore, By (author) Ian Wilkinson, By (author) Dr. Tom Turmezei, By (author) Chee Kay Cheung, By (author) Emma Smith

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  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Format: Spiral bound | 892 pages
  • Dimensions: 100mm x 180mm x 30mm | 449g
  • Publication date: 1 February 2007
  • Publication City/Country: Oxford
  • ISBN 10: 0198568371
  • ISBN 13: 9780198568377
  • Edition: 7, Revised
  • Edition statement: 7th Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: numerous colour and black and white illustrations, numerous halftones and colour photographs
  • Sales rank: 30,559

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In the early 1980s, two junior doctors from Oxford noted down all the medical information they found valuable to keep. As medical students they learned most not from organised lecturers but from clinical sessions - on the ward and in clinic. Useful notes were written on scraps of paper, and it was from this that the original Oxford Handbook of Clinical Medicine was born. No other book has entered the hearts, minds and pockets of so many doctors and medical students the world over. Now in its 7th edition, the main features and essence of the original edition remain unchanged. Developed over 21 years, the Handbook encompasses the experience, knowledge and wisdom of more than 10 different authors. With its characteristic combination of incisive guidance, wit, a lucid style, and memorable epigrams, it continues to be the leading pocket reference of clinical medicine. The 7th edition is fully equipped for the modern doctor with a brand new design with integrated full-colour pictures on common problems such as rashes, scars and jaundice. There is a new chapter on radiology, new information on consent and how to handle common calls, and greater coverage of medications and doses, clinical skills and surgery. There are also numerous other updates and improvements throughout, many suggested by extensive market research and reader's feedback. Three new junior co-authors have been brought on board to ensure that the content reflects what readers really need. All in all, the latest Oxford Handbook of Clinical Medicine is just what the doctor ordered.

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If you buy one book in medical school, make it the Oxford Handbook of Clinical Medicine. Oxford Medical School Gazette ...only stethoscopes and hand gel match its ubiquity in hospital...[it] remains a medical classic. It moves with the ever-changing landscape of medicine, reminding us why we are all here, what we have learnt, and how much further we have to go. It is, in short, a guiding star. BMJ The seventh edition and 21st birthday says it all. BMA Medical Book Competition 2007 A new edition of a classic has hit the bookshelves...[and] it doesn't appear to have lost any of its magic - dare I say it may have become even better...This handbook is still packed with facts and brilliantly laid out, making it one of the best quick reference texts around...The authors have clearly not rested on their laurels - the many improvements keep this medical student favourite on the 'essential' list, and give it that competitive edge to maintain its prime position in the medical student pocket. GKT Gazette

Table of contents

1. Thinking about medicine; 2. Clinical skills; 3. Signs and symptoms; 4. Cardiovascular medicine; 5. Chest medicine; 6. Endocrinology; 7. Gastroenterology; 8. Renal Medicine; 9. Haematology; 10. Infectious diseases; 11. Neurology; 12. Oncology and palliative care; 13. Rheumatology; 14. Surgery; 15. Epidemiology; 16. Clinical chemistry; 17. Eponymous syndromes; 18. Radiology; 19. Reference intervals; 20. Practical procedures; 21. Emergencies; Appendices