Complex material is distilled and organised in a logical and accessible way, with integration of clinical, laboratory, imaging and therapeutic information. Extensively re–written with the assistance of two new authors, the subject matter has been carefully reviewed to ensure it is accurate, up–to–date and comprehensive. An overall standard format is used, covering clinical clues, pathophysiology, diagnosis and therapeutics. Key facts are presented as skeleton lists and tables, carefully derived from medical literature and other authoritative sources. Additional material on pharmacology and best evidence is included. This little book emphasises essential areas that may well be overlooked when one is reading the major textbooks which it complements.
Readable, compact and portable, it is a straight–forward study aid for medical students, and a dependable reference for junior doctors or for established practitioners, either in the office or on the wards.
1 Epidemiology, sSatistics and Evaluation of the Literature.
4 Respiratory Medicine.
11 Oncology and palliative medicine.
12 Immunology and allergy.
14 Infectious diseases.
15 Medical dermatology.
"This is an excellent pocket–sized edition, which will prove to be invaluable in revision for the membership examinations.... A useful reference book, both for learning and revision. It achieves what many MCQ books fail to deliver – the complete answer, not just the reason why a stem is correct..." (Barts and the London Chronicle, Autumn 2000)
"...It is tight–lipped. It neatly summarises each field/subject. It uses tables and bulleted sentences. It fits neatly into a pocket. It tells you nothing that isn′t essential. It′s about internal medicine. It does exactly what is says on the cover." (Black Bag – Bristol Medical School Gazette, 2000)