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Oxford Handbook of Clinical Medicine 8th Edition

Oxford Handbook of Clinical Medicine 8th Edition


920 pages | 364 colour and 106 black and white images | 180x100mm 978-0-19-923217-8 | Flexicovers | 04 February 2010


by Murray Longmore, Ian Wilkinson, Edward Davidson,Alexander Foulkes, and Ahmad Mafi

  • A guiding star for medical students and junior doctors
  • The world's bestselling pocket medical handbook - the only choice for junior doctors and medical students
  • Offers up-to-date and practical clinical management advice which can be implemented at the bedside
  • Clearly indexed, with colour-coded tabs, to help you find the information you need, fast, and fully cross-referenced to companion text the Oxford Handbook of Clinical Specialties
  • Revised, updated and improved throughout, with new junior authors to help keep the content relevant

New to this edition

  • More extensive artwork and larger images for clarity of interpretation
  • Contributions from three new junior authors from across the world, to ensure all the material is current and relevant, and has an international perspective
  • The inclusion of a 'history and examination' chapter, which better reflects the working lives of junior doctors today
  • Key references are clearly identified for each subject, representing the essential reading that underpin each area

As ubiquitous in hospitals as stethoscopes, the Oxford Handbook of Clinical Medicine is a guiding star for all medical students, junior doctors and trainees. The culmination of more than 20 years' clinical experience, and containing the knowledge and insight gained by more than 15 authors, the new eighth edition continues to be the definitive pocket-sized guide to today's clinical medicine.

Packed with clear, clinical management advice which is practical to implement at the bed-side, the Oxford Handbook of Clinical Medicine is written in a clear and didactic style. With witty, esoteric asides linking medicine to everything from the classics to popular culture, all the material is presented in a way that is instantly memorable and even easier to put into practice.

With extensive improvements based on reader feedback, the new eighth edition boasts even more black and white and full-colour images, which are now larger to improve their clarity and ease-of-use. Mindful of how doctors' training is constantly evolving, a new chapter on 'history and examination' explores this relevant critical skill in depth, enabling you to elicit as much information from the patient as possible. An expanded radiology chapters features improved images, and new topics are devoted to new cancers such as nosocomial infections, and further common surgical procedures. The references have been thoroughly overhauled with 'key references' identifying the best places to start when researching the subject, and all references are fully accessible via the supporting website.

Loved and trusted by generations of doctors, the Oxford Handbook of Clinical Medicine is a reassuring beacon of wisdom, knowledge and skills, that is forever in your sights.

Readership: Clinical medical students, dietitians, junior doctors, general practitioners, and nurses. A wide range of other medical and allied health personnel.

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