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Clinical Medicine: with STUDENT CONSULT Access Paperback – 22 Jul 2002


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  • Paperback: 1464 pages
  • Publisher: Saunders Ltd.; 5 edition (22 July 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0702025798
  • ISBN-13: 978-0702025792
  • Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 19 x 26 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 25,822 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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..".clear diagrams and plausible explanations are a delight for any student. The breadth of topics covered makes it an invaluable reference for qualified folk as well, and surreptitous reference to it will greatly enhance your reputation for knowing everything, because it's all in here. I thoroughly and whole-heartedly recommend this book to any doctor or medical student." "Final Year Student, Barts and London School of Medicine," Barts and The London Chronicle, April 2003clearly structured, multi author book aims to provide the medical student with basic knowledge as well as to update the family pracititoner with recent clinical and scientific advances. In summary Kumar & Clark is an excellent and user friendly textbook for both medical students and clinicains. The new edition opens a gate to the vast resources and possibilities of the internet."THE LANCET Neurology, November 2002book is an absolute necessity for medical professionals. It gives a excellent overview of most medical diseases and treatments, and yet is written in a very understandable way. It is invaluable for both pre- and post-registration healthcare professionals. The website access is particularly useful and the very first page contains a list of websites that have up-to-date information regarding the subject matter in their respective chapters." "Highly Commended in the Medicine category at the 2003 BMA Awards," November 2003is a book which will earn its modest keep on the bookshelf of every pharmaceutical physician with any clinical aspect to their role. The information needed by a doctor to 'hit the ground running' and provide sensible clinical input to team decisions is here." "Dr Madhu Davies," Pharmaceutical Physician, November 2003and Clark...The name speaks for itself! July 2002 launched the new, 5th edition of Kumar and Clark to the forefront of our collective minds, a text for the 21st century with all the support modern technology and facial reconstruction can bring. This new edition, with its colour coded sections, a new chapter on ethics and communication, cutting-edge updates and full, free, online database access, still provides enormous breadth, depth and clarity in a text that bridges the gap between introductory and specialised. Bioscience and clinical medicine are clearly integrated to provide an invaluable source of knowledge for readers from pre-clinical to postgraduate studies.This is, and always will be, one of those books that you are bound to end up buying eventually, it's all just a question of time..." "Medical Student," Mediscope - The Manchester Medical Student Magazine, October 2002told me to buy it but I put it off due to lack of money now I wish I d bought it sooner!" "Third year medical student"by browsing through the book it was obvious that the authors had written a comprehensive textbook and still managed to keep it "down to earth" and very interesting. The topic is enormous and the difficult task is indeed to give the reader useful and relevant information without loosing him/her to a vast number of details...The best way to emphasise the worth of this book is simply by looking at the grades we received this summer which was an exam in clinical medicine. The students that had used Kumar & Clark just got better grades, I guess that says it all." "Danish Medical Student," July 2004, Within this vast tome lies all the knowledge you will ever need to know - at least for your fifth year OSCE anyway. The layout is kept simple, and thankfully steers away from having huge blocks of text. Clear and concise diagrams mean that the information is overviewed in a way perfectly suited for revision. A quite unique feature is the list of system-based websites which can be extremely helpful. Other additional features include little coloured boxes that play a useful role in gaining more understanding.""Edinburgh Medics, a Res Medica supplement courtesy of the Royal Medical Society"

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42 of 42 people found the following review helpful By "rexeller" on 30 Oct. 2002
Format: Paperback
Having bought and used the fourth edition since starting medical school nearly 6 years ago, one naturally hopes that the new edition does not need to be added to an already comprehensive and varied medical bookshelf. Unfortunately, only a naive student would follow this line of thought.
The most outstanding and dramatic change to this edition has to be the ability to access the FULL textbook (along with every single image, table etc.) online! Each textbook comes with an unique PIN number that allows one access to the 'kumarandclark' website. Furthermore, the very first page contains a list of websites that have up-to-date information regarding the subject matter in their respective chapters.
Only at closer inspection, can one really see the subtle differences between the fourth and fifth editions (for instance, the Acute Coronary Syndrome now replaces Unstable Angina in this new edition, an important distinction, especially with finals fast approaching!).
Perhaps, the only disappointing aspect of this new edition is the absence of the useful appendices found in the fourth edition. This is because of the new 'ethics and communication' chapter at the start of the book; probably useful for those starting medicine and those of us reaching the end. But still, there are other textbooks that are more useful in bringing across these areas of medicine.
All in all, with finals coming, this new edition ensures that the important imformation needed for finals is up-to-date. And thankfully, the colourful and 'easy-to-the-eye' layout is preserved, thus creating an invaluable medical reference.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By firas_mr on 4 Oct. 2004
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I wish Kumar and Clark contained as many pictures and tables as Davidson's does. It makes a hell lot of a difference while studying for examinations and in the wards. Davidson's classification of information in superb Disease Management tables, Differential diagnosis tables ("Major Manifestations of Disease" part) is far superior in this regard. Further, Kumar and Clark lacks those Evidence-Based-Medicine panels in Davidson's which puts K&C backward in time. There isn't enough emphasis on EBM and Problem Based Learning. Although it was K&C that brought in color in print, etc first, the 19th ed of Davidson's has overtaken the 5th ed of K&C even in this regard. Davidson's is probably the most visually captivating book in the undergraduate curriculum. It also boasts of an "International Panel of Advisors" that has helped shape the content of the book. All of these advantages that Davidson's has make it more accessible than K&C in the OP, ward, before exams....you name it!!
Well K&C is better than Davidson's in a few aspects. One thing that I particularly like is the way things are explained in much greater detail than Davidson's. K&C contains a lot more info than Davidson's as far as Pathophysiology is concerned. Also a few more diseases and syndromes (eg. Pearson's syndrome,etc). The Psychiatry section is better. It helps in understanding disease mechanisms better and K&C's style is more explanatory. This is one major factor that made me purchase this book in-spite of all its drawbacks. Also I liked the "Ask the Author" feature in the online edition.
I hope the authors of K&C make the above improvements in the next edition. I really want K&C to be on par with Davidson's, which is what most of my colleagues use.
Undergrad Medical Student,
India
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Aquablue on 21 Jan. 2007
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I have owned Kumar and Clarke since the beginning of my clinical training but have not used it much. I found it failed to keep my attention for long and now that I have Davidson's, I think it's a much more interesting and better presented book than Kumar. The information in Kumar may be detailed but its tediously broken down into subsections and not easy to absorb at all. I think Davidson's gives a much better overall picture and easier to retain format with excellent illustrations and integration with clinical examination.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By RD VINE VOICE on 28 May 2006
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This textbook was recommended by the med school in our first year and 3yrs later im still using it on a regular basis. There are only a very few things you won't find in here and thats probably because its too specialised for a general clinical textbook.

It is fondly called 'The Bible' amongst most of my fellow med students and it probably deserves the name.

A must have for any medic. Note: there is also the mini Kumar and Clark. Although i havent had a look at it myself you may want to consider it so you can carry it around on wards too..
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Ms. V. Mort on 7 Feb. 2007
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Every medic should own this book.

It is very heavy so definitely a textbook to say at home for reference.

It covers all of general medicine plus sub specialities like dermatology, haematology etc. Even has a Psych section!

Its presented in a colourful and easy to read style, organised into systems and has useful tables and lists of differentials.

Its never failed when ive needed to look up something i have seen in clinic, although because it covers so many topics, the detail is sometimes lacking. Its therefore not ideal for writing coursework or long cases but it will let you know what your teacher is going on about!

Also great for self diagnosis!
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