Saunders' Pocket Essentials of Clinical Medicine - Book and PDA Package, 3e

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9780702027284: Saunders' Pocket Essentials of Clinical Medicine - Book and PDA Package, 3e

A volume in the Saunders' Pocket Essentials series, the New Edition of this popular handbook is the ideal reference for students throughout their clinical studies. Linked to Kumar and Clark's Clinical Medicine, 5th Edition, it provides a comprehensive account of general medical problems while facilitating the learning process. Inside, readers will find medical emergency boxes, offering more information on contraindications · problem-oriented questions with answers · a chapter on practical procedures · a dictionary of terms · abbreviations and normal values · crystal clear line drawings · differential diagnosis tables · and more.

  • Features exam questions and answers · medical emergency boxes · practical procedures · dictionary of terms · abbreviations and normal values · important drug doses.
  • Provides cross-references by page number to the parent text after every question to facilitate further study.
  • Presents differential diagnosis tables for every major disease and symptom, clarifying what is normal and what is not.
  • PDA download from website ( now available! - at a discount to purchasers of the book
  • Covers more social and psychological issues.
  • Uses a more concise writing style and consistent format, highlighting signs, symptoms, and investigations.
  • Displays full-color throughout, matching the colors in the parent text.
  • Features an improved internal design, including color-coded tabs for easy navigation.
  • Includes web site references for more information on specific diseases.
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About the Author:

Anne Ballinger, MD, MRCP, Senior Lecturer, Digestive Diseases Research Centre, St. Bartholomew's and Royal London School of Medicine and Denistry; and Stephen Patchett, MD, FRCPI, Consultant Physician/Gastroenterologist, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin


"There's a need for this kind of book, especially one that's good value.. Ballinger and Patchett have written a mini Kumar and Clark: a potentially valuable resource for the clinical years"Review of second edition - Student BMJ
content is excellent. It is a pocket version of Kumar and Clark's Clinical Medicine, making it a serious competitor for other textbooks.
The text is impressivley detailed and exam-orientated, including a question and answer session that is ideal for on-the-go revsion. excellent text, excellently produced." Mohammed Al-Ubaydli, National Center of Biotechnology Information, USA, Hospital Medicine, September 2003
book has been extremely useful so far on the first year of my medical course and I would recommend it with great confidence to any other medical student at any stage in their education. The book provides a very useful source of easily accessible information, in sufficient depth to allow an understanding of the necessities of a particular topic without overwhelming the reader with a mountain of facts." First Year Medical Student on Accelerated Medical Course, Newcastle University, January 2004
is nothing bad to say about this book!" Medical Student, Cardiff University

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