Oxford Handbook of Clinical Specialties

Oxford Handbook of Clinical Specialties

Andrew Baldwin

Print publication date: Sep 2020

ISBN: 9780198827191

Publisher: Oxford University Press


The Oxford Handbook of Clinical Specialties covers each of the 14 core medical specialties encountered through medical school and Foundation Programme rotations. Packed full of high-quality illustrations, boxes, tables, and classifications, it is ideal for use at the direct point of care, whether on the ward or in the community, and for study and revision. Each chapter is easy to read and filled with digestible information, with features including ribbons to mark your most-used pages and mnemonics to help you memorize and retain key facts, while quotes from patients help the reader understand each problem better, enhancing the doctor/patient relationship. With reassuring and friendly advice throughout, this is the ultimate guide for every medical student and junior doctor for each clinical placement, and as a revision tool. This new edition has been reordered to follow a logical progression through the specialties, starting with an examination of the subjects of obstetrics, gynaecology, and paediatrics before moving on to ophthalmology, ear, nose, and throat (ENT), and dermatology. Orthopaedics and trauma are explored, leading through to emergency medicine, pre-hospital emergency medicine, and anaesthesia. Psychiatry and general practice are discussed before moving on to eponymous syndromes, and the book is rounded off by a new final chapter on doctors’ health and performance. Key references are flagged throughout, and included in a separate online resource.