The seventh edition of the highly acclaimed Oxford Handbook of Clinical Specialties covers all the clinical specialties which are not covered in its companion handbook, The Oxford Handbook of Clinical Medicine. It continue 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 updating and refinements.
Updated throughout with extensive revisions in key chapters and all new color illustrations, the text goes from strength 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 wtih 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 centered 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.
The Oxford Handbook of Clinical Specialties for PDAs enables enhanced, multi-layered access to the entire text, illustrations and tables. Fast access is available via the table of contents, index and full-text searches, and there is a facility for bookmarking and annotating the text. It is suitable for all Palm and Pocket PC devices, as well as PDA-enabled mobile phones.
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Judith Collier and Murray Longmore are both General Practitioners in Sussex in the UK.Review:
`Review from previous edition Finally the new edition has arrived and in short it's brilliant.'
Northwing (Sheffield Medical School Magazine) June 2004
`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 specialty blocks in 4th and 5th years. Highly recommended.'
SURGO, Glasgow University Medical Journal
`... an invaluable quick reference guide, either 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.'
`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.'
Dr JM Sager
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