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The Oxford Textbook of Medicine provides all that any doctor needs to know to practice top-level internal medicine. It gives compreensive coverage of the epidemiology, aetiology, and mechanism of disease, as well as clear, unambiguous coverage of the diagnosis, practical management and prevention of the entire spectrum of medical disorders.
There are major introductory sections on the scientific basis of disease; and in the system-based clinical sections genetic predisposition, pathophysiology, pathogenesis, molecular mechanisms, and cell biology are covered in depth for all significant medical syndromes. Clinical descriptions of diseases are clearly and memorably written, based on the experience and insight of the authors--many of whom are among the world's most distinguished medical scientists. Chapters are not only "evidence based" but also on clinical experience and a thorough survey of all the relevant literature. Throughout, the approach of OTM is humane and ethical and, at the same time, factual, reliable, honest(especially where knowledge is limited) and rigorously scientific.
This is not just a textbook of "First World" medicine. It provides practical guidance for doctors working in a variety of medical setting the value of a logical clinical approach rather than immediate resort to expensive imaging and laboratory tests. Moore of the contributing authors than ever before are from outside Europe, including strong representation of North American medicine.
The new editorial team has ensured that the OTM continues to reflect rapid changes in medical practice: there are new sections on intensive care, alcohol and drug abuse, clinical pharmacology and therapeutics, world health, clinical trials and evidence-based medicine, adolescent medicine, sports medicine, and emergency medicine; more than half the contributors are new for this edition; and most of the text has been heavily revised. The striking new page and cover design reflect the significant changes made in this new edition.
The Textbook is illustrated by over 2000 two-color diagrams and many color Plates. The index is the most detailed and user-friendly of any major medical textbook: in an emergency, the reader can access information quickly- whether on the ward, in office or at home.
Like its predecessors, OTM4 will be the trusted and ultimate reference in libraries, hospitals, doctors' consulting rooms, solicitors' offices, press offices, and primary care practices worldwide.
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"The three volume set is unique amid the plethora of well known US medicine texts, providing a genuinely global picture of disease. The contributors, a stellar cast of nationally and internationally known authorities from around the world, make it regionally relevant." -- JAMA

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Reviewer: Stuart Schlisserman, MD (Private Practice)
Description: This fourth edition of the Oxford Textbook of Medicine comes seven years after the third in a three-volume set and covers in depth topics in medicine along with a spattering of other subjects which are more superficially reviewed.
Purpose: The editors' goal was to provide a "gold standard" textbook that gives physicians a background and understanding to better judge new information as it arises. It is a lofty goal and one which the editors have attained. The rapidly changing nature of medicine warrants a textbook which provides a foundation for physicians. On several subjects I found reading the text to be superior to Internet searches.
Audience: The book is intended for medical students, residents and practitioners in internal medicine, family practice, and primary care.
Features: In addition to covering topics in internal medicine and its subspecialties, the book also includes some general reviews of other subjects including psychiatry, neurology (more in-depth), dermatology, ophthalmology, gerontology, and adolescent medicine. I particularly appreciated the chapter on non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. It was an excellent source of information, with easy to follow tables and charts. The color plates are helpful, although some of the photos are too small to fully appreciate the impact of the image. It would have been helpful to include more anatomic diagrams when describing certain disease processes. Given the current popularity of complementary/alternative medicine, I would have liked more space given to the topic, including a discussion of the lack of randomized controlled trials to support some of the claims made by some practitioners. The nature of any textbook is that the information cannot be completely current. For instance, there is no section on SARS in this edition, but the editors do include a section on global disease patterns. The size of the book is daunting, and certainly occupies a large portion of the bookshelf. For some it may be cumbersome to handle, and a CD-ROM version — if not already on the shelves - should be made available.
Assessment: I only wish there were not so many years between editions of this book. It is an invaluable source of information, well written by experts in their respective fields. It will be the first reference source I choose when questions arise as I continue to practice medicine.

4 Stars! from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780192629227
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 3/16/2003
  • Edition description: Fourth Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 1228
  • Product dimensions: 12.20 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 8.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Oxford University

Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge

Consultant Physician and Nephrologist, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge

Harvard Medical School, Boston

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Table of Contents

1 On being a patient
2 Modern medicine: foundations, achievements, and limitations
3 Global patterns of disease and medical practice
4 Molecular mechanisms of disease
5 Immunological mechanisms
6 Principles of clinical oncology
7 Infection
8 Chemical and physical injuries and environmental factors and disease
9 Principles of clinical pharmacology and drug therapy
10 Nutrition
11 Metabolic disorders
12 Endocrine disorders
13 Medical disorders in pregnancy
14 Gastroenterology
15 Cardiovascular medicine
16 Critical care medicine
17 Respiratory medicine
18 Rheumatology
19 Diseases of the skeleton
20 Nephrology
21 Sexually-transmitted diseases and sexual health
22 Disorders of the blood
23 Diseases of the skin
24 Neurology
25 The eye
26 Psychiatry and drug related problems
27 Forensic medicine and the practising doctor
28 Sports and exercise medicine
29 Adolescent medicine
30 Geratology
31 Palliative care
32 Reference intervals for biochemical data
33 Emergency medicine
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