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Davidson's Principles and Practice of Medicine: With STUDENT CONSULT Online Access, 22e [Large Print] [Paperback]

Brian R. Walker BSc MD FRCPE FRSE , Nicki R Colledge BSc (Hons) FRCPE , Stuart H. Ralston MD FRCP FMedSci FRSE , Ian Penman BSc MD FRCPE
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4 Feb 2014 0702050350 978-0702050350 22

More than two million medical students, doctors and other health professionals from around the globe have owned a copy of Davidson's Principles and Practice of Medicine since it was first published. Today's readers rely on this beautifully illustrated text to provide up-to-date detail of contemporary medical practice, presented in a style that is concise and yet easy to read. Davidson's provides the factual knowledge required to practise medicine, explaining it in the context of underlying principles, basic science and research evidence, and shows how to apply this knowledge to the management of patients who present with problems rather than specific diseases. The book has won numerous prizes including being highly commended in the British Medical Association book awards.

Davidson's global perspective is enhanced by the input of an international team of authors and a distinguished International Advisory Board from 17 countries. Building on the foundations laid down by its original editor, Davidson's remains one of the world's leading and most respected textbooks of medicine.

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  • Paperback: 1392 pages
  • Publisher: Churchill Livingstone; 22 edition (4 Feb 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0702050350
  • ISBN-13: 978-0702050350
  • Product Dimensions: 26.7 x 19.6 x 5.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 28,332 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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    Beautifully constructed with superb clarity of style - Davidson's continues to provide for students, doctors and other health professionals a sound basis for the practice of medicine.

    Royal Society of Medicine and Society of Authors Medical Book Awards

    This book comes through where others fail: an excellent textbook, easy to read and superb value.

    British Medical Journal

    "This latest edition remains accessible, authoritative and pretty comprehensive in its coverage. The book also retains its considerable clarity, readability and sheer breadth of subject matter. All in all, I found this book to have retained its position as an excellent one stop shop for clinical medicine for both undergraduates and a number of post graduates, in particular GPs... Considering the price, I think this provides very good value for a new edition published this year (2014). Even more impressive, this book is still at the forefront after so many years is a tribute to the man who started it all off, Sir Stanley Davidson."

    Glycosmedia, April 2014

    Davidson's is a truly wonderful companion. . If students want a comprehensive yet accessible book to have from the start of their medical training, I would recommend this one!

    Tim Jackson, Brighton and Sussex Medical School

    A great textbook for integrating medical science and clinical medicine: whenever I have studied a topic from Davidson's, I feel as though I have a firm grasp on the science as well as the practice.

    Tara Berger, University of Newcastle

    I love this book - after reading a section, you haven't just learned it, but you've understood it.

    George Collins, University College London

    Davidson's has somehow managed to get better with age. While staying true to its foundations, it has brilliantly incorporated the latest in medical advances and treatment.

    Sabreen Ali, University of Sheffield

    I cannot recommend the introductory chapters enough - the content is gold dust for students or doctors at any stage in their career. . Davidson's stands apart from the crowd . no medic's bookshelf is complete without one.

    David Miller, University of Glasgow

    This new edition is fantastic! The book content is exceptional . this book is an institution which has improved edition on edition.

    Sarah Edwards, Peninsula Medical School

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By bigflat
I have been using Davidsons since entering medical school in 1999 and have acquired each new addition. Aside from a strange version they produced in about 2005 where they chopped out most of the basic science chapters, each revision has successively strengthened the book whilst keeping the page limit down. I had no trouble reading Davidson's cover to cover a couple of times at medical school. As has been said many times before Davidson's has an uncanny ability to foster understanding rather than just presenting a list of facts in need of memorisation.
The changes to the new edition are fairly subtle; as they should be since most of it was already optimally written and presented. There are now a couple of new features such as boxes on adolescent interface issues which are marginally useful. Since it is not a directly referenced text by way of mitigation there are evidence based medicine boxes that cite key studies which is a very useful feature the last couple of editions have carried.
As ever the tables and figures are completely apt and there is a major overhaul of the stroke section which now has its own chapter and is significantly expanded.

There are a few niggles though. Whilst its understandable one would wish to keep the page numbers down it seems there is a desire to add new FEATUREs like the adolescent boxes and less desire to see what is deficient in the actual text itself which ought to form the bulk of the book.

So for example, the vitamin C section has no mention of cork screw hairs....and there is no mention of basic facts like the incidence of many disease. E.g. look at the endocrinology section - acromegally chapter - there is no mention of the incidence and prevalence.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Clear and comprehensive guide. 24 Mar 2014
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My late father was taught many years ago by Sir Stanley Davidson who produced the first edition of this book in 1952. This is an Edinburgh book, with a world view, and among other improvements, it is good to see stroke medicine given a separate chapter. The size is right, as is the level of coverage. If you are starting life as a medical student this would be a good purchase to see you through. AS for me, with increasing age, this edition will see me out.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Concise, comprehensive and well laid out. 22 Jun 2014
By Callum
Davidson’s Principles and Practice of Medicine is a concise, comprehensive and well laid out text encompassing all important aspects of clinical practice. It is an essential guide for medical, nursing and dental students and a brilliant reference material for any qualified Healthcare Professional.

The text is divided into two sections: Around 160 pages on Principles and about 1000 pages on Practice. The shorter Principles section introduces the fundamentals of medicine, including: therapeutics, genetics, immunology, infection and environmental & nutritional causes of disease. Following this concise introduction, the succeeding (and substantially larger) half of the book deals with the practice of clinical medicine.

Each chapter of the main Practice section covers a particular body system or medical field, ranging from respiratory disease, to dermatology, to strokes. Most of these chapters follow a similar layout:
• Clinical examination of the relevant system
• Concise overview of relevant anatomy and physiology
• Followed by the pathophysiology and clinical management of the most common diseases and disorders of that system.

The text is easy to follow and understand for anyone with mild to moderate amount of medical training. Long paragraphs are broken up with relevant charts and diagrams which makes exam revision a whole lot easier. The book can also be accessed as an ebook with a unique code in each copy – making this fairly hefty book a lot more portable.

I’d thoroughly recommend Davidson’s Principles and Practice for anyone studying a medical degree or as a reference text for all Health Care Professionals.

Declarations: Elsevier Student Rep provided with a gratis copy.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A must-have for every clinician and medical student 21 April 2014
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Excellent service, fast delivery. The value of this book is unquestionable. I had the 16th (my dad's), 19th, 20th, 21st and it got me through every important medical exam I've ever had. The new edition is uptodate with recent developments, and slightly better than Kumar and Clark 8th edition and easier to read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A truly excellent text 20 Mar 2014
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I have had various editions of this text over the years.
The present edition maintains the previous high standard of excellence.
It is packed full of up-to-date information and is easy to read.
Also very well illustrated.
This is one text that no one will regret buying !
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