Oxford Handbook of Medical Sciences: 1 (Oxford Medical Handbooks) Flexibound – 13 Jul 2006
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I would be delighted if every medical student I taught had realized the level of the clarity and detail in this book. (Dr Thomas Jacques, Clinician/Scientist, Institute of Child Health, in the Bulletin of the Royal College of Physicians)
...ideal for all medical students...for PBL section and as a companion to lecture notes...also useful as a refresher later on...cross referencing with the Oxford Handbook Clinical Medicine makes it ideal when looking for specific pathologies and their management... (QMM)
The book enables you to see basic science through the viewpoint of clinical medicine. You feel acutely aware of the relevance of the information you are seeking...as well as the familiar and efficient bullet point method to convey essential information, it contains clear and wonderfully concise diagrams - the kind youcrave when you want to quickly check something; you don't want detail - just to jog your memory. (GKT Gazette)
Fantastic! Truly a great resources for students. I feel that this book could have a great market here in the US. The US market has many similar books but they all fall short on content. I find this text far superior in content & organization. My thoughts are that 3rd & 4th year medical students could carry & use this small handbook when rotating on the various hospital wards & clinical rotations. This book would also be very helpful for 1st year interns/residents as they often need to refer back to basic science principles...I was amazed at how complete this small handbook is with basic medical science topics and the ease with which one can read and refer back to these topics. Art work was particularly impressive despite being small. I found no weaknesses in this book whatsoever! (Dr. Edward Kernick, USA)
...it's got pretty much everything you're supposed to know in years one and two...compact, comprehensive, brilliant value and another winner in the handbook series. (Dr Jeremy Sager, GP, Leeds, UK.)
... a first rate attempt at covering the medical sciences (MedicWorld)
It is hard to believe that such a clear and concise text can cover all the essentials underlying the practice of medicine. The handbook of Medical Sciences is an excellent resource for those whose memory isn't their strongest asset. A text you can carry in your bag to reference whenever little facts slip your mind! I can't imagine facing Medical School without it! (Tom Morley, Medical Student, Australia)
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Dr Cross is a Senior Lecturer in Pathology at the University of Sheffield and an Honorary Consultant Histopathologist at the Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. Dr Cross has 20 years experience of teaching the pathology of disease to medical undergraduates. He has authored 5 books, 17 book chapters and over a hundred full research papers.He is also Editor-in-Chief of the journal Current Diagnostic Pathology.
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Contains a lot of relevant information in very little space. Nicely organised to allow fast retrieval of information - detailed contents, abbreviations, sensibly divided into logical chapters and sub-chapters, good 'overview' pages, bullet-points, and usually useful diagrams.
Was always in my bag in my first year of Physiology degree, used it to get the basics before lectures covering new material. Since then resides on my bedside table; still check it to revise or check details when in doubt!
Please note: the version which I own (2008) contains quite a lot of small mistakes which can confuse the reader. So do not learn by heart bits of it without having checked them first. Unless all of this has been revised since, it feels a bit like a draft of what it should be. A very useful one nonetheless.
Highly recommended to all medical and dental students, student nurses and junior doctors.
The diagrams (although not in colour) are excellent and the book explains things in an easy to understand way cutting out alot of unnecessary knowledge that is included in other textbooks making it easier to read.
I would highly recommend this book to anyone studying Medicine or anatomy and physiology. Found it very useful to read in conjunction with Oxford clinical handbook of Medicine and also required is a Medical Dictionary since some terms are not explained.
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Really well written text, covers wide range of medical topics. Not always that in depth, but a perfect starting place for further reading into a specific subject.Published on 25 Nov. 2010 by Dr. Alan Glaze
I'm teaching myself until I can get into Uni someday so I bought this on a whim after flicking through it. Read morePublished on 10 Mar. 2009 by Richard Griffiths
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