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Kumar and Clark's Clinical Medicine (Kumar, Kumar and Clark's Clinical Medicine) [Kindle Edition]

Parveen Kumar , Michael L Clark , Parveen Kumar CBE BSc MD DM (HC) FRCP FRCP(Edin) , Michael L Clark MD FRCP
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'This is the eighth edition of Kumar and Clark in 15 years, which is a remarkable achievement and testament to the authors' dedication - the title of Kumar and Clark is now legendary. It is regarded by many as the 'must have' textbook for budding and qualified doctors and the 'gold standard'when compared against competitor textbooks. Previous editions have been applauded for being both comprehensive and student 'friendly'. Does the latest edition live up to the high expectation?The short answer is yes: this edition includes much that is new including sections on protein synthesis, energy production and stem cells, 16 new contributing authors and a significant increase in online chapters to reflect the interests of the expanded international advisory board. This expansion demonstrates the burgeoning nature of medicine and the challenge to medical students and doctors in training to identify how much and when such knowledge is required."

British Journal of Hospital Medicine, February 2013

"This is one of the best medicine books available for U.K. clinicians with many ideal features appropriate for clinicians worldwide as well."- Vincent Carr, DO, MSA, FACC, FACP (Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences) 5 star Doody Rating!

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Kumar & Clark’s Clinical Medicine 8 builds on the prize-winning formula that won the first prize in the BMA Book Awards Medicine Category in 2010 (7th edition) and 2006 (6th edition).

‘This book is comprehensive, student friendly (if still intimidating in size!) and covers such a vast breadth of knowledge. It still remains the primary ‘must-have’ text book of any budding doctor, or qualified one at that. This book is stunning in its breadth and in its ease of use. It still remains as the ‘gold-standard’ thorough guide to clinical medicine its forefathers were.’ BMA Judges 2010

'This is one of a select few books that deserves to be in most doctors' personal possession and it's as simple as that. ...’ Dr Harry Brown.

  • New to this edition:

    • New chapter on palliative medicine.
    • Five times the number of margin clinical photos.
    • New echocardiography images.
    • Double the number of dermatological images; including all the major lesion morphologies covered in a single page.
    • 16 new authors.
    • New sections on protein synthesis, energy production and stem cells.
    • New members of the International Advisory Board from India, South Africa, Poland and the Middle East.
    • 7 new online chapters from the International Advisory Board.

    Key online features:

    • 30 extra short chapters online, written by members of the International Advisory Board to cover key international issues, such as malaria, envenoming and HIV.
    • Animated practical procedures, including lumbar puncture, central venous and bladder catheterization, arterial cannulation etc.
    • heart and lung sounds, and
    • interactive surface anatomy available online.
    • One-year’s online access to the new edition of Goldman’s Cecil Medicine - 2704 more pages of definitive medical reference.
    • Full text online through StudentConsult.
    • Add your own notes and bookmarks.

    • Search across all the StudentConsult resources you own online in one place.

  • New to this edition:

    • New chapter on palliative medicine.
    • Five times the number of margin clinical photos.
    • New echocardiography images.
    • Double the number of dermatological images; including all the major lesion morphologies covered in a single page.
    • 16 new authors.
    • New sections on protein synthesis, energy production and stem cells.
    • New members of the International Advisory Board from India, South Africa, Poland and the Middle East.
    • 7 new online chapters from the International Advisory Board.

    Product details

    • Format: Kindle Edition
    • File Size: 32018 KB
    • Print Length: 1304 pages
    • Simultaneous Device Usage: Up to 4 simultaneous devices, per publisher limits
    • Publisher: Saunders Ltd.; 8 edition (4 Jun 2012)
    • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
    • Language: English
    • ASIN: B008IZKYGY
    • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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    • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)
    • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #80,548 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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    10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars Comprehensive and worth the money 13 Aug 2012
    By Cumbers
    Format:Paperback
    As an Elsevier Student Rep I have been provided with a free review copy of this book. I bought the sixth edition when I started medical school back in 2007 and found it useful for looking things up as and when I came across them on our twice-monthly clinical sessions. I used it a lot more in my third year when it really came into its own.

    The eight edition is updated and has a modern feel. Tables, flowcharts and images are used to supplement the text, which as you may imagine is extremely comprehensive. It will cover clinical medicine in more than enough depth for finals and although the price seems steep, it is actually far cheaper than investing in a separate book for each rotation.

    Of course the trade-off is its bulk - it is a reference text and as such it is best employed for looking things up in the evening after a day on the wards. It isn't concise enough to use as a revision guide, though if you haven't understood something it will explain it in far greater depth than a revision guide will be able to.

    Personally I would suggest investing in it at the end of your second year, so you have the most up to date edition, and getting a smaller book at the same time to take with you to the ward. This should give you everything you need to know about clinical medicine and will set you up to do very well in exams. However, before making the investment I would recommend that you go to the library and try their copy (or borrow a friend's) to make sure you get on with the layout and so on before committing.
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    5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
    Format:Paperback
    We now see yet another edition of the Kumar and Clark Clinical Medicine book, is it worth purchasing a copy of this book I hear you ask if you have a previous edition of it? Well... The Strong point of the new K&C is more use of guidelines to support treatment pathways. There is a really good section on how to examine a comatosed patient, it gives a step to step guide of what to look for. It also details what is normal and abnormal. I feel in general it gives a good explanation of pathology but its in a lot of detail.

    Given the above I would advise that K&C should be more for reference purposes instead of trying to learn it all in medical school even for the medical finals. It includes old and new treatments and other treatments to try for illnesses, but sometimes this is poorly explained and misleading. There is however a good use of pictures for the visual learners amongst us.

    Given the above I would personally as this is an expensive purchase for any student, advise that if you have an older edition of this textbook to stick with using that for now but just accompanying it with the NICE/Trust guidelines to check for differences. If you wish to use this book, see if your university has it in the library as a print book or even as an ebook, particularly through elsevier-etextbooks.com which many universities are subscribing to now. This will save you a lot of money as this is not the type of textbook that you will carry around with you on the wards!!!

    If you want a textbook to carry around on the wards then I would highly recommend that you use the Pocket Essentials of Kumar and Clark -
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    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Great balance 5 Feb 2014
    Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
    This modern textbook combines accessibility and complex knowledge. It is readable and helps to get the information to the parts other books do not reach!
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    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars The best Internal Medicine Book 28 Jan 2014
    Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
    It is just the most suitable book for any Medical Student, hands down. So easy to understand, so many great pics and also available online. I have suggested it to all my co-students
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    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars An excellent general medicine textbook 31 Dec 2013
    By DME
    Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
    A comprehensive up-to-date text suitable for students, GPs and for revision for all senior doctors.
    Should be on most doctors' bookshelf.
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    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars clinical medicine Kumar and Clark 20 Sep 2013
    By zaki
    Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
    A good book when you think you cannot understand Davidson's as more easy but less authoritative.
    This edition is too bulky.
    Hav'nt tried the on-line access yet.
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    1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Kumar and Clark Clinical Medicine 25 Jan 2013
    Format:Paperback
    Cracking reference book for Paramedics and ECPs, gain broader knowledge base, with the confidence of continuous learning at your finger tips. Personally, I keep mine by the side of the bed for a night time read.
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    1.0 out of 5 stars Useless 15 Jun 2014
    Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
    No index. Search option does not prioritise results by usefulness/importance. Shows a list of sentence-long contexts of your search phrase which does not allow you to tell the difference between a principal chapter on the subject or a passing reference in a minor reference.
    Somebody tell me I'm missing something please.
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    5.0 out of 5 stars Must-have for any medical students out there!
    Just buy it. You'll need it through your whole medical course. It's comprehensive enough, and is a good reference guide for anything you might need to look up on
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    5.0 out of 5 stars A must have book!
    A real reference book for doctors as well as for medical students. New edition has a lot more info, especially investigations.
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    Published 4 months ago by Bekele M. Wondwosen
    4.0 out of 5 stars Full of information.
    What a great book with so much detail. Even though I am a nurse doing a post grad course this book is still at a level I understand. Lots of great clinical detail. Read more
    Published 4 months ago by MamAsh
    5.0 out of 5 stars Review
    Bought this book along with Muirs books for a diagnostic reasoning course. Covers subjects more in depth so maybe not the first book to pick up on this subject
    Published 5 months ago by MRS A L ATTWOOD
    5.0 out of 5 stars very good as expected
    A very good thorough book as i expected. easily understandable with very good and up to date illustrations is what a student needs
    Published 6 months ago by Dimitrios Paouris
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