Kumar and Clark's Clinical Medicine

Kumar and Clark's Clinical Medicine

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The ninth edition of this best-selling textbook of clinical medicine builds even further on its formidable, prize-winning formula of excellence, comprehensiveness and accessibility.

'This book is stunning in its breadth and ease-of-use. It still remains the "gold standard", thorough guide to clinical medicine its forefathers were.' BMA Medical Book Awards judges.

New to this edition:

2 new chapters: Global Health and Women's Health.
25 new authors.
New online editor, Adam Feather, with a team of young doctors to augment the e-book which accompanies the print book with clinical tips, key learning points, drug tips, learning challenges, case studies and MCQs.
Full text redesign to incorporate:

New system overview diagrams for clinical chapters.

New coloured headings to help identify content relating to disease, management, investigations etc.

New icons to aid text navigation.

11 new members and a new co-editor, Senaka Rajapakse, of the International Advisory Board.

Edited by Kumar and Clark, clinicians and educators of world-renowned expertise.

Authors comprise consultants at the top of their fields, paired with younger doctors closer to the exam experience, to ensure authority and relevance.

Enhanced e-book accompanies the print book, for ease of transportation and use on the move.

International Advisory Board, led by Professor Janaka de Silva and Professor Senaka Rajapakse, providing guidance for global coverage from across the world.

Contributions to the e-book by members of the International Advisory Board to amplify areas of clinical importance in their parts of the world

2 new chapters

Women's health
Global health

25 new young consultant authors teamed with clinicians at the top of their career, to ensure the text is accessible for students and trainees.

A new role of online Editor. Adam Feather and his team of young doctors, have created (in the e-book) a host of embedded features including: chapter summaries, key-point boxes, self-assessment, top tips, extra content (videos and images) and more. They have focused on enabling more inexperienced learners to interpret the detail, navigate the content effectively and get the most from the text.

New co-editor for the International Advisory Board, Professor Senaka Rajapakse from the University of Colombo.

11 new members of the International Advisory Board.

9 new online international articles, including:

Crimean Congo Hemorrhagic Fever
Visceral Leishmaniasis

New features

Full text re-design

New diagrammatic anatomy and physiology overviews at the beginning of clinical systems chapters
Coloured headings to help distinguish sciences, procedures, etc.
New icons to aid text navigation
Divided into three sections for greater ease of navigation:

Good Medical Practice
Clinical Sciences
Clinical Practice

Bigger chapters unbundled into smaller chapters for ease of access.

Clinical Pharmacy now separate from Poisoning
STIs and HIV now separate from Infectious Disease
Biliary Tract and Pancreatic Disease now separate from Liver
Rheumatic Disease now separate from Bone Disease
Lipid and Metabolic Disease now separate from Diabetes Mellitus

Coming soon: Semantic zoom - an online text summarising tool which will provide stages of the book's content in decreasing levels of detail according to your need: from the full text to the bare essentials. Keep checking your registered e-book for updates!
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Product details

  • Paperback | 1456 pages
  • 219 x 276 x 48.26mm | 3,084.43g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 9th Revised edition
  • Approx. 1040 illustrations (860 in full color)
  • 070206601X
  • 9780702066016
  • 7,737

Table of contents

Section 1 Good medical practice

1. Ethics, law and communication

2. Clinical pharmacology

3. Palliative medicine and symptom control

4. Global health

5. Environmental medicine

6. Poisoning

Section 2 Clinical sciences

7. Molecular cell biology and human genetics

8. The immune system and disease

9. Water, electrolytes and acid-base balance

10. Nutrition

Section 3 Clinical practice

11. Infectious disease

12. Sexually transmitted infections and HIV

13. Gastrointestinal disease

14. Liver disease

15. Biliary tract and pancreatic disease

16. Haematological disease

17. Malignant disease

18. Rheumatic disease

19. Bone disease

20. Kidney and urinary tract disease

21. Neurological disease

22. Psychological medicine

23. Cardiovascular disease

24. Respiratory disease

25. Critical care medicine

26. Endocrine disease

27. Diabetes mellitus

28. Lipid and metabolic disorders

29. Women's health

30. Ear, nose and throat and eye disease

31. Skin disease
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Review quote

From reviews of the previous edition:

British Journal of Hospital Medicine

'This is the eighth edition of Kumar and Clark in 15 years, which is a remarkable achievement and testament to the authors' dedication - the title of Kumar and Clark is now legendary. It is regarded by many as the "must-have" textbook for budding and qualified doctors and the "gold standard" when compared against competitor textbooks. Previous editions have been applauded for being both comprehensive and student-friendly. Does the latest edition live up to the high expectation? The short answer is yes..'

From user reviews:

'Five stars', 'Brilliant book', 'Brilliant for medical students', 'One of the best books I ever bought', ' Very good', 'Super book', 'Essential'.

British Medical Association Medical Book Awards:

First prize winner Digital and Online Resources 2013 (eighth edition)

First prize winner for Medicine BMA Medical Book Awards 2010 (seventh edition); 2006 (sixth edition)
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