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Excellent value for money!
on 21 June 2004
This text follows the four-part approach common to most of the other systems-based preclinical 'Crash Course' titles. Part I covers the development, structure and function of the respiratory system: Part II provides an introduction to clinical assessment. There are some good tables and very useful diagnostic algorithms here. Part III outlines basic respiratory pathology, with integration of important clinical points. Part IV is a self-assessment section, providing a good range of multiple-choice, short-answer and essay questions, with answers.
The text is well summarised, yet sufficiently detailed and easy to understand. Numerous well-drawn diagrams and tables, together with a good index, allow easy access to information. Hints and tips boxes are a good aid for revision and highlight common exam topics.
Overall, excellent, affordable book that is useful to both preclinical students needing introductory clinical knowledge and to clinical students wanting to revise basic sciences.