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5.0 out of 5 stars Clear and comprehensive guide., 24 Mar 2014
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This review is from: Davidson's Principles and Practice of Medicine: With STUDENT CONSULT Online Access, 22e (Paperback)
My late father was taught many years ago by Sir Stanley Davidson who produced the first edition of this book in 1952. This is an Edinburgh book, with a world view, and among other improvements, it is good to see stroke medicine given a separate chapter. The size is right, as is the level of coverage. If you are starting life as a medical student this would be a good purchase to see you through. AS for me, with increasing age, this edition will see me out.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A must-have for every clinician and medical student, 21 April 2014
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Excellent service, fast delivery. The value of this book is unquestionable. I had the 16th (my dad's), 19th, 20th, 21st and it got me through every important medical exam I've ever had. The new edition is uptodate with recent developments, and slightly better than Kumar and Clark 8th edition and easier to read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A truly excellent text, 20 Mar 2014
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I have had various editions of this text over the years.
The present edition maintains the previous high standard of excellence.
It is packed full of up-to-date information and is easy to read.
Also very well illustrated.
This is one text that no one will regret buying !
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4.0 out of 5 stars Superb clarity and beautifully presented but missing a few details., 21 Feb 2014
This review is from: Davidson's Principles and Practice of Medicine: With STUDENT CONSULT Online Access, 22e (Paperback)
I have been using Davidsons since entering medical school in 1999 and have acquired each new addition. Aside from a strange version they produced in about 2005 where they chopped out most of the basic science chapters, each revision has successively strengthened the book whilst keeping the page limit down. I had no trouble reading Davidson's cover to cover a couple of times at medical school. As has been said many times before Davidson's has an uncanny ability to foster understanding rather than just presenting a list of facts in need of memorisation.
The changes to the new edition are fairly subtle; as they should be since most of it was already optimally written and presented. There are now a couple of new features such as boxes on adolescent interface issues which are marginally useful. Since it is not a directly referenced text by way of mitigation there are evidence based medicine boxes that cite key studies which is a very useful feature the last couple of editions have carried.
As ever the tables and figures are completely apt and there is a major overhaul of the stroke section which now has its own chapter and is significantly expanded.

There are a few niggles though. Whilst its understandable one would wish to keep the page numbers down it seems there is a desire to add new FEATUREs like the adolescent boxes and less desire to see what is deficient in the actual text itself which ought to form the bulk of the book.

So for example, the vitamin C section has no mention of cork screw hairs....and there is no mention of basic facts like the incidence of many disease. E.g. look at the endocrinology section - acromegally chapter - there is no mention of the incidence and prevalence. Perhaps it is an incredibly common disease, perhaps it is incredibly rare....impossible to know from the book.

Overall, I would say Davidson's is pleasurable to read, is definitely high yield, has lots of principle and practical type information but for uber marks one would still be best off looking things up in a more specific text. I also have Harrison's which has more detail overall but it less practical to read and in its instructions. E.g. the anaphylaxis section is far better in Davidson's than Harrison's. And Harrison's doesn't mention cork screw hairs either! Perhaps one is copied from the other.

Anyway, in future issues I would suggest that the temptation to add 'features' or convert it to a more dumbed down book be strongly resisted and instead the actual text be given an overhaul to key in more actual facts whilst not expanding the number of pages.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Concise, comprehensive and well laid out., 22 Jun 2014
This review is from: Davidson's Principles and Practice of Medicine: With STUDENT CONSULT Online Access, 22e (Paperback)
Davidson’s Principles and Practice of Medicine is a concise, comprehensive and well laid out text encompassing all important aspects of clinical practice. It is an essential guide for medical, nursing and dental students and a brilliant reference material for any qualified Healthcare Professional.

The text is divided into two sections: Around 160 pages on Principles and about 1000 pages on Practice. The shorter Principles section introduces the fundamentals of medicine, including: therapeutics, genetics, immunology, infection and environmental & nutritional causes of disease. Following this concise introduction, the succeeding (and substantially larger) half of the book deals with the practice of clinical medicine.

Each chapter of the main Practice section covers a particular body system or medical field, ranging from respiratory disease, to dermatology, to strokes. Most of these chapters follow a similar layout:
• Clinical examination of the relevant system
• Concise overview of relevant anatomy and physiology
• Followed by the pathophysiology and clinical management of the most common diseases and disorders of that system.

The text is easy to follow and understand for anyone with mild to moderate amount of medical training. Long paragraphs are broken up with relevant charts and diagrams which makes exam revision a whole lot easier. The book can also be accessed as an ebook with a unique code in each copy – making this fairly hefty book a lot more portable.

I’d thoroughly recommend Davidson’s Principles and Practice for anyone studying a medical degree or as a reference text for all Health Care Professionals.

Declarations: Elsevier Student Rep provided with a gratis copy.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars, 31 July 2014
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A very readable and easily assimilated text book as the original was.
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