Clinically-orientated and focused squarely on the core curriculum, Medicine delivers what medical students need to know in a manner that encourages learning. Medicine has evolved out of close collaboration and planning with students, junior doctors, and teachers. The result is something refreshingly different - the result is something quite unique.
Medicine successfully integrates basic science and clinical practice. The systems-based chapters all follow a common structure:
- Structure and Function - the essential basics that underpin each system
- Approach to the Patient - history and examination, clinical presentations, differential diagnosis and investigations
- Disease and their Management - all the common conditions that medical students need to know for future practice
This consistent, easy-to-navigate structure makes locating information simple and it is also tailored toward successful revision. All chapters have been updated and revised to follow the core curriculum and current medical practice. A new chapter on the Human Aspects of Medicine covers the principles of medicine, ethics, law and evidence-based medicine guidelines.
Individual colour-coded features make Medicine even easier to use:
- 'At a Glance' boxes: perfect for quick review and revision
- 'Clinical Presentations at a Glance': excellent summaries to develop your clinical problem-solving skills
- 'Key Points': alert you to essential information throughout
- 'Must Know' checklists: highlight the key learning objectives in each chapter
- 'Further Reading': your guide to clinical evidence from key books, journals and websites
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2 - The Scientific Basis of Medicine.
3 - Infectious Disease.
4 - Rheumatology.
5 - Metabolic Bone Disease.
6 - Chest Disease.
7 - Heart Disease.
8 - Renal Disease.
9 - Liver, Biliary and Pancreatic Disease.
10- Gastrointestinal Disease.
11- Diabetes Mellitus, Lipoprotein Disorders and Other Metabolic Diseases.
12- Endocrine Disease.
13- Neurological Disease.
14- Psychological Medicine.
15- Haematological Disease.
16- Palliative Medicine.
"Compared to other reference handbooks, this volume provides great awareness of social and communicative aspects of medicine and impacts of disease on patients … .One can see that a great deal of throught and collaboration has gone into this offering. I can recommend this veritable pocket bounty to all medical students." (Cambridge Medicine, December 2009)
"Medicine marks a truly new and original concept in the world of Medical publishing. ... The result is a marvelous and in depth study of medicine. ... A text that is remarkably easy to use, promoting the ability of the student to retain what he is learning. Axford and O'Callaghan have done a magnificent job in covering a broad range of material, writing in clear and vibrant prose—outlining data so as to facilitate deep understanding. ... As a textbook, Medicine is written for the way that the typical student approaches the classroom." (The Electric Review, October 2004)
"The use of these various colour-coded boxes throughout the book is extremely good and means you can pick the level at which you decide to explore a topic. ... If you're looking for a book to cover the whole of General Medicine, then this book comes highly recommended." (Oxford Medical School Gazette, 2004)
"It's almost as if the pertinent parts of the standard pre-clinical texts have been cut and pasted into a book written by doctors, for doctors-to-be. Medical students have had to wait a long time for this kind of book to come along." (SHO London)
"This book has a real feel of being clinically orientated and certainly isn't one that I would leave on the shelf gathering dust when I first started as a house officer." (SHO Leeds)
Reviews of the first edition
"The next generation of medical books is here!" (Pharm, Autumn 1997). . "This is an absolutely fantastic book." (Glasgow Medical Gazette, May 1997)
"This new textbook seems to have hit the mark in what students want." (Black Bag, October 1996)
"The text is beautifully concise. This is a wonderfully useful book" (Asclepiad Newspaper, September 1996)
"The aim of creating a core medical text has been realised in this book." (Nottingham University Medical School Gazette, September 1996)
"Excellent use of colours, pictures, tables and the 'at a glance' pages ... .This book raises the standard." (St Thomas' Gazette, August 1996)
"It makes looking things up a pleasure, and the only danger is that you will get so interested that time will slip by. If you haven't bought a textbook of medicine yet, I would not hesitate to recommend Axford as the best in its class of books." (Cambridge Medicine)
"This book is a pleasure to read, and beautifully illustrated." (Edinburgh Student Gazette)