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Medicine - John S. Axford

Paperback Published: 23rd April 2004
ISBN: 9780632051625
Number Of Pages: 1248

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<b>Medicine</b> is a revolutionary core textbook designed with students for students.</p> <p> Clinically-orientated and focused squarely on the core curriculum, <b>Medicine</b> delivers what medical students need to know in a manner that encourages learning. <b>Medicine</b> 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.</p> <p> <b>Medicine </b>successfully integrates basic science and clinical practice. The systems-based chapters all follow a common structure:</p> <ul> <br /> <li><b>Structure and Function</b> - the essential basics that underpin each system <br /></li> <li><b>Approach to the Patient</b> - history and examination, clinical presentations, differential diagnosis and investigations <br /></li> <li><b>Disease and their Management</b> - all the common conditions that medical students need to know for future practice</li> </ul> <br /> <p> 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.</p> <p> Individual colour-coded features make <b>Medicine</b> even easier to use:</p> <ul> <br /> <li><b>'At a Glance' </b>boxes: perfect for quick review and revision <br /></li> <li><b>'Clinical Presentations at a Glance'</b>: excellent summaries to develop your clinical problem-solving skills <br /></li> <li><b>'Key Points'</b>: alert you to essential information throughout <br /></li> <li><b>'Must Know'</b> checklists: highlight the key learning objectives in each chapter <br /></li> <li><b>'Further Reading'</b>: your guide to clinical evidence from key books, journals and websites</li> </ul> <br /> <p> For more information on this fantastic brand new text, log onto <b>www.blackwellpublishing.com/axford</b></p>

Reviews of the second edition: 'Don't leave home without it - a sure-fire hit for virtually all of your medical science and general medical teaching. Few things at university will last you from Freshers' Week to Finals... but this book should!' 'It is hard to see how other medical textbooks will not be deficient compared to this one, with its numerous outstanding features - full colour photos and text, summary and "at a glance" boxes and coverage of all the medical sciences, clinical skills and clinical topics in a fully integrated fashion.' '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 'One of those books I wish I had been given as a freebie in 2nd year, as it contains the depth of knowledge and need for finals, and doesn't require you to look to other textbooks for extra help. Big and chunky, I reckon it could kick Kumar and Clark's ass in a fight. And it's got a prettier cover as well.' 5th Year, Liverpool 'It is clearly written and is ultimately packed full of invaluable advice for tomorrow's doctors.' 'This book contains everything you need to know about medicine, without the nonsense. It is easy to understand, highlights the really important bits, and leaves you feeling confident that you know what you're talking about.' 4th Year Student - Aberdeen 'There is definitely a practical aspect to information contained in the chapters which is often lacking from other medical reference texts.' JHO - Edinburgh '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 'The structure of the book is excellent...It makes the book easier to use and should make it easier to revise from.' SHO Leeds '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.' Electric Review (www.electricrev.net), from an e-mail dated 23-08-04 '...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, vol. 54 (2) 'One of those books I wish I had been given as a freebie in 2nd year, as it contains the depth of knowledge you need for finals, and doesn't require you to look to other textbooks for extra help. Big and chunky, I reckon it could kick Kumar and Clark's ass in a fight. And it's got a prettier cover as well.' 5th Year Medical Student, University of Liverpool Sphincter, June 2004 'I found myself being drawn many times to read the book for its wonderful learning material that has helped me develop my background knowledge. As such, I believe all medical students will benefit immensely from this book. A definite winner worth investing in.' 2nd Year MBChB, University of Edinburgh 'I've been using Axford a lot for my revision and general reading. It's excellent. The diagrams are great, but the actual content and style of the text is even better.' 5th year medical student, Glasgow 'It's an exceptionally good book. It has loads of pictures and useful tables. Unlike Kumar and Clark, it is not too heavy going.It also has lots of clinical details, including lots of information about relevant investigations, which Kumar and Clark lacks.Medicine is easier to read, and you don't have to go through pages and pages to find useful information, it just has far more clinically relevant information than Kumar and Clark.' 3rd year medical student, Sheffield Reviews of first edition '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 'Excellent use of colours, pictures, tables and the 'at a glance' pages...this book raises the standard.' St Thomas' Gazette, August 1996'...the aim of creating a core medical text has been realised in this book.' Microscope, Nottingham University Medical School Gazette, September 1996'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, Bristol University, Oct 1996"This book is a pleasure to read, and beautifully illustrated." 2nd Opinion, Edinburgh Student Gazette "The text is beautifully concise.this is a wonderfully useful book" Asclepiad Newspaper, Sept 1996

1 - The Human Aspects of Medicine.

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.

17- Poisoning.

18- Skin

ISBN: 9780632051625
ISBN-10: 0632051620
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 1248
Published: 23rd April 2004
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 25.89 x 19.53  x 5.49
Weight (kg): 2.92
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: Revised