Medicine round-up

February 24, 2011

Oxford Cases in Medicine and Surgery: Guiding you Through Diagnosis

Authors: Hugo Farne, Edward Norris-Cervetto and James Warbrick-Smith

Edition: First

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Pages: 592

Price: £.99

ISBN 9780199560523

Awarded the 2010 Richard Asher prize for best undergraduate textbook, this title aims to teach a hypothesis-driven, logical, step-by-step diagnostic approach to common patient presentations, and mirrors that used by successful clinicians on the wards. Students learn to integrate existing knowledge and apply it to a real-life scenario from start to finish. An online resource centre is provided.

Cardiology to Impress: The Ultimate Guide for Students and Junior Doctors

Authors: Kathie Wong, Edith Ubogagu and Darrel Francis

Edition: First

Publisher: Imperial College Press

Pages: 288

Price: £33.00

ISBN 9781848165380

Aimed at student doctors and written with input from practising junior doctors and teaching consultants, this pocket-sized guide gives students an idea of what to expect and how to meet the professional practice standards of a modern hospital. In tailoring the facts to the clinical setting, it aims to bridge the gap between textbook knowledge and clinical practice.

Chamberlain's Symptoms and Signs in Clinical Medicine: An Introduction to Medical Diagnosis

Authors: Andrew R. Houghton and David Gray

Edition: Thirteenth

Publisher: Hodder

Pages: 496

Price: £29.99

ISBN 9780340974254

A classic text first published in 1936, and now in its 13th edition, that aims to provide an all-encompassing bible for the process of diagnostic medicine. It integrates the bottom-up approach of constructing a diagnosis from individual clinical findings and the top-down approach of learning the key features of a particular diagnosis, preparing the reader for examinations and everyday practice.

Disaster Victim Identification: The Practitioner's Guide

Authors: Sue M. Black, Graham Walker, Lucina Hackman and Clive Brooks

Edition: First

Publisher: Dundee University Press

Pages: 300

Price: £60.00

ISBN 9781845860363

This is the core text for the world's first certified academic course on disaster victim identification, an important and growing field. Developed to accompany a University of Dundee course that has trained hundreds of police officers, it is also the first such work internationally and is suitable as a stand-alone reference. Leading practitioners consider the police process and the role of bodies such as Interpol and coroners' offices; essential processes such as body recovery and mortuary management; and the work of the "ologists" including DNA, radiology, pathology and repatriation professionals.

Essential Haematology

Authors: A.V. Hoffbrand and P.A.H. Moss

Edition: Sixth

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Pages: 436

Price: £39.99

ISBN 9781405198905

Recommended by the British Medical Journal and supported by an online suite of resources, this well-presented full-colour text offers a comprehensive introduction to the creation and functioning of the major blood cells. It also covers the major medical dilemmas relating to them, taking the reader from the basic science through to modern clinical procedure.

Essential Medical Genetics

Authors: Edward S. Tobias, Michael Connor and Malcolm Ferguson-Smith

Edition: Sixth revised

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Pages: 344

Price: £34.99

ISBN 9781405169745

This text is intended to cover information that medical students are taught at preclinical and clinical level. Starting with the basic principles of medical genetics, the authors go on to explain their use in clinical situations and then, in the third of three sections, provide students with an introduction to the electronic databases whose use is growing in this field.

Immunology

Editors: Angela Hall and Christine Yates

Edition: First

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Pages: 288

Price: £25.99

ISBN 9780199534968

Focusing on key principles and the techniques currently used in the laboratory, and assuming only a minimum of prior knowledge, Immunology is aimed at general biomedical science students or those pursuing a specialist qualification in the field.

It aims to give new biomedical scientists an insight into the function of the immune system, the front line of defence against pathological disease, and the diagnostic techniques used to identify associated malfunctions and disorders. The text has an accompanying online resource centre with downloads, an interactive digital microscope, self-assessment modules and video podcasts.

Medical Microbiology

Editor: Michael Ford

Edition: First

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Pages: 384

Price: £25.99

ISBN 9780199549634

Approaching the subject from a laboratory-based perspective, contributors to Medical Microbiology examine pathogens and their identification and isolation. The book covers a wide range of areas of microbiology from bacteriology through to clinical mycology and virology.

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