Oxford Handbook of Clinical Specialties

Oxford Handbook of Clinical Specialties

Paperback Oxford Handbooks Series

By (author) Judith Collier, By (author) Murray Longmore

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  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Format: Paperback | 864 pages
  • Dimensions: 100mm x 180mm x 33mm | 435g
  • Publication date: 16 March 2006
  • Publication City/Country: Oxford
  • ISBN 10: 0198530854
  • ISBN 13: 9780198530855
  • Edition: 7, Revised
  • Edition statement: 7th Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: Numerous colour photographs, tables and line drawings
  • Sales rank: 232,857

Product description

The seventh edition of this highly acclaimed Oxford Handbook covers all the major specialties not covered in its companion handbook, the Oxford Handbook of Clinical Medicine. It continues to provide all the ideas and facts essential to those who will or who are already caring for patients whose needs may or may not fit within the traditional bounds of individual specialties. The text is concise and clear and laid out in the Oxford Handbooks' characteristic style of page-a-topic format, leaving space for the reader's own updatings and refinements. Updated throughout with extensive revisions in key chapters and all new colour illustrations, the text goes from stength to strength with every new edition. It is thoroughly up-to-date and more evidence-based than ever before. This pocket-sized book is brimming with practical advice and contains hundreds of links to reliable medical internet sites such as Medline and Clinical Evidence, enabling the reader to probe deeper into the topics covered. Above all, the Oxford Handbook of Clinical Specialties remains human and humorous, and in this edition there is an increased emphasis on patient centred medicine.It provides not only the practical aspects of medical care, but also a philosophy of medicine which has come to be respected around the world.

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...what really sets the OHCS apart from your bog standard turgid textbook, is its sheer entertainment value...and ability to keep you reading...did you know for instance that the posh name for hypochondria with somatisation is Briquet's syndrome which is also known as fat file syndrome? Well now you do and you can impress your friends! For less than the price of a slap-up meal out, you too can be the proud owner of the OHCS - a bargain if ever I saw one. univadis.co.uk This bad boy, chummily referred to as the "salt'n'vinegar" does exactly what it says on the packet, delivering all the specialties you will encounter in life as a clinical medical student. ... OHCS is concisely planned and organised, with a fantastic index. The wonderful dangly book-mark bits are there as ever, and OHCS is also usefully cross-referenced with the cheese'n'onion. ... I cannot over-emphasise how helpful this book is during our speciality blocks in 4th and 5th years. Highly recommended. SURGO, Glasgow University Medical Journal ... an invaluable quick reference guide, either for as a reminder of a condition or for more detailed facts. ... This is a book that has stood, and will no doubt continue to stand the test of time. Cambridge Medicine

Table of contents

1. Obstetrics; 2. Paediatrics; 3. Gynaecology; 4. Psychiatry; 5. Ophthalmology; 6. Primary care; 7. ENT; 8. Dermatology; 9. Anaesthesia; 10. Eponymous syndromes; 11. Orthopaedics and trauma; 12. Pre-hospital care