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Written by leading American practitioners, the Oxford American Handbooks of Medicine each offer a pocket-sized overview of an entire specialty, featuring instant access to guidance on the conditions that are most likely to be encountered. Precise and prescriptive, the handbooks offer up-to-date advice on examination, investigations, common procedures, and in-patient care. These books will be invaluable resources for residents and students, as well as a useful reference for practitioners.

Part of the most popular medical handbook series in the world, the Oxford American Handbook of Obstetrics and Gynecology is a dependable manual geared for ultra-quick reference any time. It is comprehensive enough to serve as a mini-text, yet it is thin and light and uses concise, bulleted text, quick reference tabs, four-color presentation, and bookmark ribbons to help provide fast answers on the ward. Written by an acclaimed team of authors, this Handbook presents information in a succinct, comprehensive, and affordable volume in the proven format of the Oxford Handbook Series.

Why choose the Oxford American Handbook of Obstetrics and Gynecology?

The design....
The Handbook uses a unique flexicover design that's durable and practical. Compact, light, and fits in your pocket! Also has quick reference tabs, four-color presentation, and bookmark ribbons to help provide fast answers.

The interior layout....
The Handbook is a quick reference in a small, innovative package. With one to two topics per page, it provides easy access and the emergency sections are in red to stand out. Icons throughout aid quick reference.

The information....
The Handbook succinctly covers all the essential topics in a one or two-page spread format with colored headings that break up the text and provide a logical structure for readers of all levels. Common clinical questions are answered clearly and extensively.

The history....
Oxford University Press is known around the world for excellence, tradition, and innovation. These handbooks are among the best selling in the world.

The price....
You get an extremely useful tool at a great value!

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Shayna M Norman, BA, MD anticipa(University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine)
Description: This handbook has been adapted from the U.K. edition to serve as a quick reference guide to diagnosis, investigation, and management of conditions encountered in the field of obstetrics and gynecology.
Purpose: The purpose is to provide a user-friendly, quick reference, pocket guide to be used for answering questions on the wards. This book provides an overview of guidelines for diagnosis and management of many commonly encountered obstetric and gynecologic problems. The U.S. edition reflects the practice of obstetrics and gynecology from the U.S. perspective.
Audience: The handbook is written for all levels of medical professionals from nurses and medical students to attending physicians. It can also be useful to a wide range of medical specialties including obstetrics and gynecology, family practice, and emergency medicine. Dr. Errol Norwitz, from Yale University, provides a fitting adaptation of the U.K edition for a U.S audience.
Features: Each chapter covers a major subject subdivided into many 1-2 page topics. Subjects covered include normal and abnormal pregnancy as well as common conditions encountered in subspecialty areas of obstetrics and gynecology. The book only serves as an overview of each topic and is not meant to be comprehensive. References for recommended further reading are provided. There are many areas in the handbook where the author repeats previously addressed subjects, even within the same chapter, for the sake of convenience to the reader. However, when the book is read straight through, the repetition can be distracting. Due to the quick-reference nature of this book, there are not many illustrations. However, when the book addresses more complicated anatomy, maneuvers, and procedures, illustrations would add much to the book.
Assessment: Overall, this U.S. edition of the Oxford Handbook serves its purpose as a quick-reference, pocket overview of issues encountered in obstetrics and gynecology. This is a useful tool for all levels of medical professionals involved in patient care. It is well written, evidence based, and thorough.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195189384
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 9/10/2007
  • Series: Oxford American Handbooks in Medicine Series
  • Pages: 760
  • Sales rank: 1,430,033
  • Product dimensions: 7.10 (w) x 4.20 (h) x 0.90 (d)

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