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The best ever, a must have
on 29 July 2007
This 7th edition of OHCM, while retaining the much loved concise and essence of the previous editions has been greatly revised, improved and updated. It contains a new chapter on radiology, new information on how to handle common calls and a wider coverage of medications and doses, clinical skills and surgery. The best feature has to be the integrated colour illustrations with pictures and cartoons; and tons of radiographs, CT images, MR1 images etc. The layout is very reader friendly. This is an invaluable study aid for plab and all medical exams. It also has a PDA version, and web links from the book for instant access to evidence based clinical information. This is a must have and if you have a previous edition it is worth the upgrade.
I upgraded to the latest 8th edition and note that there are some changes and new addtions, the first thing you notice is that the colour code it limited to green , yellow and red, in the inside chapters, making for the ultimate "cheese and onions".There more pictures, and revision based on new NICE guidelines and some things in 7th edition are not in the 8th so I use both. There is a new books Oxford access and progress which has q&A with answers based and reference linked to the 8th edition pages. It also has an app version for the I-PHONE /PAD. This is still an invaluable resources.