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Oxford Handbook of Clinical Specialties Paperback – 1 Jan 1999


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  • Paperback: 815 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press; 5th Revised edition edition (1 Jan 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0192629433
  • ISBN-13: 978-0192629432
  • Product Dimensions: 10.4 x 2.8 x 18 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,286,484 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"A pocket manual covering the most frequent clinical problems in all fields of medicine, both medical and surgical....More compact and directly practical than the Merck Manual." --Annals of Internal Medicine"Very useful to students and residents as well as practitioners. It has masterfully and interestingly integrated the basic sciences with the art of clinical specialties by way of current references and practical pearls. It is highly recommended as an easy resource book and should be available in libraries, bookstores, and clinical settings." --Tomas G. Lumicao, Jr., MD, Doody's Journal --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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J. A. B. Collier and J. M. Longmore are both General Practitioners in West Sussex --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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29 of 29 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 30 Jan 2005
Format: Paperback
My copy of this book is breaking apart at the spine and has a few missing pages: this is a testment only to the fact that I've used it so much. I'm an SHO in Paediatrics now, and, since I bought this book in third year I have used it countless times as both as a quick reference guide, and during revision for numerous exams. I quickly came to rely on this book and it's yellow-skinned cousin (OHCM) for brief and memorable introductions to ailments I encountered on the wards and during my revision. This edition is divided into several chapters including Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Paediatrics, Ophthalmology, ENT, Dermatology, A£E, Orthopaedics, General Practice, and Psychiatry (amongst others).
While some might feel the poetic subtext on many of the pages is somewhat annoying and pretentious (read the page entitled 'a journey on foot' in the orthopaedic section), I have always found it a welcome augmentation to the raw medical dimension contained within the books pages.
No junior doctor in the UK should be without these books, of that I am certain.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By adopted scouser on 24 Mar 2008
Format: Turtleback
'Salt and Vinegar', as this book has affectionately come to be know, has become something of a bible to a 3rd year med student. It has most of the information you'd need for the specialty rotations.
When compared to the OHCM, however, improvements to the layout of some of the text needs improving.
Also, the 'insights' given in this book- quotes from books, ethical tangents, are all too often not insightful at all. They're long and not always optional reading, as they're woven into the essential reading.
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38 of 43 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 20 Jan 2001
Format: Paperback
This book together with the Handbook for Clinical Medicine is absolutely essential for survival on the wards. If you havn't got a clue what's wrong with the patient, what the consultant is talking about or what you are meant to do next- these books help you out. They are compact enough to stick in your pocket, but have enough information crammed in to tell you everything that you could be expected to know about any condition. As I said this is a must for any med. student or junior doc. The proof really is that these aren't some new fancy books that have to be put to the test now, everyone I've spoken to seems to have been using them for years- Good Luck!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Renal on 6 Nov 2008
Format: Turtleback
An absolutely vital handbook that helped me significantly through medical school. Although it's nowhere near as comprehensive as separate textbooks are, it's an invaluable aide memoir that does go into significant detail.
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After clinical medicine/surgery this is the best all round pocket handbook book for most medical students.Includes most of the mainstream specialities including paeds, ent, obg/gynae, psych, ophth (lots of fundoscopy pics), derm and T&O. It also has a GP chapter but I found it a bit waffley- its more focussed on communcation and public health than common presentations in general practice.
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By Anon on 20 Jan 2014
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This is another book in a very good Oxford series.Building on the Oxford handbook and providing more information for different medical specialties, it's a useful book to carry on wards in case of emergency when you first start as a junior Dr.
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