The Oxford Textbook of Medicine / Edition 2 available in Hardcover
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- Oxford University Press, USA
From its first appearance in 1983, the Oxford Textbook of Medicine quickly established itself as a classic reference for the entire field of clinical medicine, praised for its authority, scope, and readability. With almost 1000 more pages, this newly revised and expanded edition is even more authoritative and comprehensive. It brings together the work of 400 internationally known contributors (117 more than the previous edition). Over 150 new sections have been added, notably on medical genetics, AIDS, the eye, and immunology. Throughout, this two-volume work strikes a careful balance between the latest advances in high-technology medicine and more widely accessible approaches. The pathophysiology of disease is presented as well as clinical and therapeutic aspects. Cancer biology, clinical and molecular genetics, and other major background areas are all thoroughly discussed. In addition, the Textbook deals extensively with specialties that have particular importance in general medicine, such as hematology, dermatology, and psychiatry. Special attention is given to contemporary issues such as nutrition, community medicine, geriatrics, and terminal care.