Oxford Handbook of Clinical Specialties

Oxford Handbook of Clinical Specialties

Andrew Baldwin, Nina Hjelde, Charlotte Goumalatsou, and Gil Myers

Print publication date: Jul 2016

ISBN: 9780198719021

Publisher: Oxford University Press


This title provides a unique resource for medical students and junior doctors as a definitive guide to the medical specialties. It is divided into 14 chapters, each covering a specialty area, including obstetrics, paediatrics, gynaecology, psychiatry, ophthalmology, primary care, ENT, dermatology, anaesthesia, eponymous syndromes, orthopaedics, trauma, emergency medicine, and pre-hospital care. Each chapter aims to cover the core content of the specialty in a concise and logical way, focussing on presentation, diagnosis and management of specific conditions and giving clear advice on clinical management. A unique feature of both books is the use of humour, anecdotes and philosophical asides, helping ensure a rounded, patient-centred approach to the practise of medicine.