Oxford Textbook of Medicine

Hardcover | June 10, 2010

EditorDavid A. Warrell, Timothy M. Cox, John D. Firth

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The Oxford Textbook of Medicine is the foremost international textbook of medicine. Unrivalled in its coverage of the scientific aspects and clinical practice of internal medicine and its subspecialties, it is a fixture in the offices and wards of physicians around the world. More comprehensive, more authoritative, and more international than any other textbook, it focuses on offering practical guidance on clinical management and the prevention of disease.Three introductory chapters, On being a patient; Modern Medicine; and Global patterns of disease and medical practice, outline a philosophy which has always characterised the Oxford Textbook of Medicine. It is humane, thought-provoking, and aims to instil in readers an understanding of the role ofmedicine in society, and the contribution it can make to the health of populations. As always, there is detailed coverage of all areas of internal medicine. The integration of basic science and clinical practice is unparalleled, and throughout the book the implications of research for medical practice are explained. The core clinical medicine sections offer in-depth coverage of thetraditional specialty areas. The Oxford Textbook of Medicine has unsurpassed detail on infectious diseases: the most comprehensive coverage to be found in any textbook of medicine. Other sections of note include pain; bioterrorism and forensic medicine; medical disorders in pregnancy; travel andexpedition medicine; nutrition; the use of stem cells; regenerative medicine; and psychiatry and drug related problems in general medical practice. The section on acute medicine is designed to give rapid access to information when it is needed quickly.In response to detailed research, there have been substantial changes to ensure that the Oxford Textbook of Medicine continues to meet the needs of its readers. New chapter summaries give accessible overviews of the content. All 2,500 illustrations and photographs are now in full colour, and a newdesign ensures that the textbook is easy to read and navigate. The evidence-base and references have been entirely overhauled.And now, for the first time, the Oxford Textbook of Medicine is available in an online edition. Containing the full text and all the figures and illustrations, the online version has a clear and easy-to-use interface, with excellent navigation and search and browse options. In addition, the onlineedition facilitates links to sources of related and further reading via PubMed, ISI and CrossRef. All the figures are downloadable into Powerpoint; an excellent tool when preparing presentations and lecturers. Purchasers of the print edition of the Oxford Textbook of Medicine fifth edition will be able to purchase access to the online edition for a reduced rate, by following the instructions given in the book.

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The Oxford Textbook of Medicine is the foremost international textbook of medicine. Unrivalled in its coverage of the scientific aspects and clinical practice of internal medicine and its subspecialties, it is a fixture in the offices and wards of physicians around the world. More comprehensive, more authoritative, and more internation...

David Warrell is Emeritus Professor of Tropical Medicine and Honorary Fellow of St Cross College at the University of Oxford, UK. Timothy Cox is Professor of Medicine at the University of Cambridge, and Honorary Consultant Physician at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge, UK. Dr. John Firth is Consultant Physician and Nephrologist at ...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:4500 pages, 10.87 × 8.62 × 0.01 inPublished:June 10, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199204853

ISBN - 13:9780199204854

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Table of Contents

Foreword1. On being a patient2. Modern medicine: foundations, achievements and limitations3. Global patterns of disease and medical practice4. Cell biology5. Immunological mechanisms6. Principles of clinical oncology7. Infection8. Sexually transmitted diseases and sexual health9. Chemical and physical injuries andenvironmental factors and disease10. Clinical pharmacology11. Nutrition12. Metabolic disorders13. Endocrine disorders14. Medical disorders in pregnancy15a. Gastroenterology15b. Diseases of the liver, biliary tree and pancreas16. Cardiovascular medicine17. Critical care medicine18. Respiratory medicine19. Rheumatology20. Diseases of the skeleton21. Nephrology22. Disorders of the blood23. Diseases of the skin24. Neurology25. The eye26. Psychiatry and drug related problems27. Forensic medicine28. Sports medicine29. Geratology30. Pain medicine31. Palliative medicine32. Laboratory normal values33. Acute medicine

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"...the text does not lose sight of the clinical implications of the science being presented, in keeping with the underlying philosophy of the book that the material must be of practical value to the physician." --From the foreword by Professor Sir Aaron Klug