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Oxford Handbook of Tropical Medicine (Oxford Handbooks Series) [Vinyl Bound]

Michael Eddleston , Robert Davidson , Robert Wilkinson , Stephen Pierini


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11 Nov 2004 0198525095 978-0198525097 2
The Oxford Handbook of Tropical Medicine provides clear and concise coverage for practitioners and students in the tropics. Medical conditions are ordered by system except for the five major tropical conditions - malaria, HIV/STDs, tuberculosis, diarrhoeal diseases, and acute respiratory infections - and fevers. The book has been designed to be as practical as possible with illustrations of blood films and stool smears, which are useful for diagnosis, as well as clinical features, diagnosis, and management. In this new edition the cardiology, chest medicine, renal, and endocrinology sections have undergone major revision, and there is new material on mental health and ophthalmology. Oxford University Press would like to thank Tropical Health Technology for supplying the images for the colour plate section of this book.

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This is a gem of a handbook. Quite unlike the other oxford handbook series as the book deals with common pathologies in developing nations (malaria, TB, diarrhoeal diseases) but also the common global killers - cancer, strokes and heart conditions. With management guidelines taken from the world health organisation which are both structured and practical, one would be confident to parachute into dense Amazonian forest armed with this book and a stethoscope. (Mad Mag,)

... is an excellent resource for those working in low-resource circumstances. ... it attempts to provide common sense, rational and relevant information and advice (...)for those working within the tropics and in resource-poor settings, it is unique, practical and excellent resource and can be thoroughly recommended. (Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy)

The pocket sized format, with robust plasticized cover ensuring its portability and durability, combined with concise yet highly informative coverage of a vast number of topics will ensure the continued success of the second edition of this popular handbook... I have no reservations in recommending the second edition of the OHTM to both students and practitioners of tropical medicine. Whether working in the tropics or in resource-rich settings, this handbook will certainly prove its worth. (Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene)

This is a well-written, reasonably comprehensive handbook of clinical tropical medicine that will be very useful for the practitioner in an isolated setting. (Doody's Journal)

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An invaluable resource on tropical medicine

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5.0 out of 5 stars An indispensable resource for tropical diseases 26 Sep 2001
By William Long, M.D. - Published on Amazon.com
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I purchased this book prior to travelling on a medical mission trip to Malawi, Africa. It was extremely valuable, particularly for dealing with tuberculosis, malaria, and the complicated issues of malnutrition. The classification of diarrheal illnesses was superb. While I am a pediatrician here in the U.S., I was called upon to care for adults in Malawi, and this book was extremely helpful to jog my memory and assist me in the care of all of the people. One of the book's main assets is the size, which easily fits into a white-coat pocket or backpack. It much more practical than the traditional and cumbersome texts on tropical medicine. My partner borrowed the book for a trip to Cambodia and also found it to be useful. This book in combination with the Sanford Guide to Antimicrobial Therapy is all the printed resource one will need when travelling to a tropical country to practice medicine.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Essential luggage for the wandering doc. 24 Jun 2000
By Annette Lopes - Published on Amazon.com
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This book probably contains the most information on tropical medicine that any non-specialist is ever likely to be able to carry in any form, written, electronic or memorised. It's small enough to slip into the jeans pocket, rugged enough to survive the tropical storm and practical enough to make you treat typhoid safely and effectively with no prior experience. One particular advantage is that, unlike other and larger books on "tropical medicine", it is intended for those who actually happen to work there, rather than for courses conducted in First world countries. That means that it is not simply an endless review of increasing rare eponymous parasitoses that dwells long and lovingly on their appearances on CT and MRI, while being correspondingly vague on their actual treatment. Rather it is a strictly practical manual of the diseases which happen to be endemic in most tropical countries and the management options that are likely to be available in relatively poor countries. As a result, it really functions as the tropical equivalent of its older brother, the Oxford Handbook of Clinical Medicine - every junior doctor's best friend. The mark of Collier and Longmore is apparent not just in the familiar format, but also in the terse, clear (but never merely dogmatic) recommendations for management and also is the gentle good humour with which they are delivered. Admittedly, that strength can also be a weakness. Substantial chunks of the book appear to have been largely lifted from the last edition of big brother. And, perhaps as a result, some of the treatment recommendations seem a year or two out of date, especially in fast-changing fields such as the management of heart failure. Nevertheless, no doctor should venture south of Dover (or Miami) without this book tucked firmly and comfortingly into the back pocket of her jeans.
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5.0 out of 5 stars TROPICAL MEDICINE 31 Aug 2000
By MARK S. ABEL - Published on Amazon.com
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I FOUND THIS BOOK TO BE AN EXCELLENT RESOURCE DURING A MONTH LONG STINT IN A MISSION HOSPITAL IN TOGO, WEST AFRICA. THIS BOOK IS CONCISE AND WELL ORGANIZED AND THOROUGH. IT IS EASY TO USE AND SMALL ENOUGH TO CARRY IN YOUR POCKET. FOR THOSE WHO ARE WELL VERSED IN WESTERN MEDICINE BUT INEXPERIENCED IN TROPICAL MEDICINE, THIS IS AN INVALUABLE RESOURSE THAT WILL MAKE YOUR NEW EXPERIENCE MUCH MORE COMFORTABLE. THIS BOOK WILL ANSWER ALL OF YOUR QUESTIONS ABOUT TROPICAL MEDICINE IN A CONCISE MANNER AND SUGGEST A PLAIN, EASY TO FOLLOW TREATMENT PLAN. I LEFT MY COPY ON THE MISSION FIELD FOR THE BENEFIT OF THOSE WHO WILL FOLLOW ME, BUT WHEN I RETURN I WILL BE SURE TO HAVE ANOTHER COPY FOR MYSELF. MARK S. ABEL, MD
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5.0 out of 5 stars good small refernce 22 July 2005
By Gary Smith - Published on Amazon.com
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a very good pocket book for tropical medicine, for a full coverage mansons tropical pathology should be looked at but for a handy little companion to travel around with this is excellent.
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5.0 out of 5 stars If you take one book... 11 Nov 2007
By N. Gray - Published on Amazon.com
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I recently spent some time in a small, rural clinic in sub-saharan Africa, and this book was by far the most useful tool I had. This is not at all a book on disease theory or etiology - it is purely practical. Concisely, what to suspect, how to diagnosis, and how to treat (e.g., step-by-step instructions on how to Giemsa stain a blood smear). One feature I especially appreciated was how this book doesn't make any assumptions about what diagnostic tools you have available; it explains how to best make decisions both with and without radiology, bacterial cultures, etc. The size of this book of course precludes certain information, the incorporation and discussion of WHO treatment guidelines is incredibly valuable.
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