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Essential Guide to Acute Care
Essential Guide to Acute Care
by Nicola Cooper
Edition: Paperback

8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Essential reading, 24 April 2004
This book could be called everything you needed to know about criticalcare physiology but were afraid to ask.
It covers tricky to understandissues such as oxygen therapy in type 11 respiratory failure and inotropicsupport clearly and simply - from the basic principles up in a clinicallyrelevent manner.
This book is essential reading before venturing onto an intensive careunit - it will give you the basic science to actually understand what youare doing and why.
Please note that this book is very principle based - if your looking foralgorithims your better of with the Oxford Handbook of Acute Medicine (forwhich this is the perfect accompaniment)

Cannery Row (Steinbeck "Essentials")
Cannery Row (Steinbeck "Essentials")
by John Steinbeck
Edition: Paperback

8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awe inspiring insight into all of us, 24 April 2003
In one of Steinbeck's most overlooked books he leaves aside great political issues to do what he does best - write about the bums, no-gooders and tramps he knew and remembered.
Along with `Of Mice & Men' there are few books that make such deep insights into the human condition in so few words.
Steinbeck manages to balance humour & pathos, writing an amazing character driven book that will have you reeling.

Making Doctors: An Institutional Apprenticeship (Explorations in Anthropology)
Making Doctors: An Institutional Apprenticeship (Explorations in Anthropology)
by Simon Sinclair
Edition: Paperback
Price: £19.99

9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An enthralling study into a closed environment, 24 April 2003
This book follows on from works such as `intern blues' and `boys in white' but is far more ambitious. Rather than simply providing a narrative Simon Sinclair approaches medical school both from the perspective of a doctor and from the point of view of a graduate in anthropology.
It's his intimate knowledge of medical school, its rituals and its people that make this book fascinating. However this also highlights its shortcomings - it can be quite difficult to maintain objectivity.
Additionally Simon Sinclair seems to go for the most extreme examples - the `rugby club' and use their expressed attitudes as typical for medical school - not my experience, even though I attended a UK medical school only 3 years after the study.
These minor faults aside this book comes highly recommended to anyone interested in the closed, almost monastic system of medical education - or indeed to any doctors who want to analyse the experiences theyve been through

Miss Kittin's Radio Caroline
Miss Kittin's Radio Caroline
Price: £21.31

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Electroclash isn't dead yet, 22 April 2003
If you like Miss Kittin - BUY THIS Brilliantly selected & mixed with excellent `Miss Kittin' interludes. This grabs you immediately and keeps you there with high quality electro. While something you could dance to this album rightly belongs with Fischerspooner in the 4am chill out zone.The songs include rarities and there isn't a `sunglasses at night' in sight. Highly recommended to anyone who likes Miss Kittin, Tiga etc - or even to anyone who thought `silver scene' an excellent track All hail the queen of electro clash.

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