Davidson's Principles and Practice of Medicine

With STUDENT CONSULT Online Access

Edited by

  • Brian Walker, BSc MD FRCPE FRSE, Professor of Endocrinology, University of Edinburgh; Honorary Consultant Physician, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, UK
  • Nicki R Colledge, BSc (Hons) FRCPE, Consultant Physician in Medicine for the Elderly, Liberton Hospital and Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh; Honorary Senior Lecturer, University of Edinburgh, UK
  • Stuart Ralston, MD FRCP FMedSci FRSE, Arthritis Research UK Professor of Rheumatology Centre for Genomic and Experimental Medicine, Institute of Genetics and Molecular Medicine, Western General Hospital Edinburgh, UK
  • Ian Penman, BSc MD FRCPE, Consultant Gastroenterologist, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh; Honorary Senior Lecturer, University of Edinburgh, UK

More than two million medical students, doctors and other health professionals from around the globe have owned a copy of Davidson’s Principles and Practice of Medicine since it was first published. Today’s readers rely on this beautifully illustrated text to provide up-to-date detail of contemporary medical practice, presented in a style that is concise and yet easy to read. Davidson’s provides the factual knowledge required to practise medicine, explaining it in the context of underlying principles, basic science and research evidence, and shows how to apply this knowledge to the management of patients who present with problems rather than specific diseases. The book has won numerous prizes including being highly commended in the British Medical Association book awards.

Davidson’s global perspective is enhanced by the input of an international team of authors and a distinguished International Advisory Board from 17 countries. Building on the foundations laid down by its original editor, Davidson’s remains one of the world’s leading and most respected textbooks of medicine.

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Book information

  • Published: February 2014
  • ISBN: 978-0-7020-5047-3

Table of Contents

Part 1 - Principles of medicine

Good medical practice
Therapeutics and good prescribing

Molecular and genetic factors in disease
Immunological factors in disease
Environmental and nutritional factors in disease

Principles of infectious disease
Ageing and disease
Part 2 - Practice of medicine

Critical illness

Medical psychiatry
Palliative care and pain
Infectious disease

HIV infection and AIDS
Sexually transmitted infections
Clinical biochemistry and metabolism
Kidney and urinary tract disease
Cardiovascular disease
Respiratory disease
Endocrine disease
Diabetes mellitus
Alimentary tract and pancreatic disease
Liver and biliary tract disease
Blood disease
Rheumatology and bone disease
Neurological disease

Stroke disease
Skin disease
Laboratory reference ranges