Davidson's Principles and Practice of Medicine

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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.

Paperback, 1392 Pages

Published: February 2014

Imprint: Churchill Livingstone

ISBN: 978-0-7020-5047-3


  • 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


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