Kumar and Clark

Kumar and Clark's Clinical Medicine

Kumar & Clark’s Clinical Medicine 8 builds on the prize-winning formula that won the first prize in the BMA Book Awards Medicine Category in 2010 (7th edition) and 2006 (6th edition).

‘This book is comprehensive, student friendly (if still intimidating in size!) and covers such a vast breadth of knowledge. It still remains the primary ‘must-have’ text book of any budding doctor, or qualified one at that. This book is stunning in its breadth and in its ease of use. It still remains as the ‘gold-standard’ thorough guide to clinical medicine its forefathers were.’ BMA Judges 2010

'This is one of a select few books that deserves to be in most doctors' personal possession and it's as simple as that. ...’ Dr Harry Brown.

Undergraduate medical students, post-graduate medical students, trainee specialists, GPs and consultants.


Published: October 2012

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-0-7020-4501-1


  • ‘This is the eighth edition of Kumar and Clark in 15 years, which is a remarkable achievement and testament to the authors’ dedication - the title of Kumar and Clark is now legendary. It is regarded by many as the ‘must have’ textbook for budding and qualified doctors and the ‘gold standard’when compared against competitor textbooks. Previous editions have been applauded for being both comprehensive and student ‘friendly’. Does the latest edition live up to the high expectation?The short answer is yes: this edition includes much that is new including sections on protein synthesis, energy production and stem cells, 16 new contributing authors and a significant increase in online chapters to reflect the interests of the expanded international advisory board. This expansion demonstrates the burgeoning nature of medicine and the challenge to medical students and doctors in training to identify how much and when such knowledge is required."

    British Journal of Hospital Medicine, February 2013



  • 1 Ethics D Bowman

    Communication A Cushing

    2 Molecular cell biology and genetic disorders D Kelsell, C Byrne and K Linton

    3 The immune system and disease M Peakman

    4 Infectious diseases, tropical medicine and sexually-transmitted infection RG Finch, WL Irving, P Moss and J Anderson

    5 Nutrition M Elia

    6 Gastrointestinal disease J Lindsay, L Langmead and S Preston

    7 Liver, biliary tract and pancreatic disease AK Burroughs, D Westaby and G Dusheiko

    8 Haematological disease MF Murphy, J Wainscoat and KJ Pasi

    9 Malignant disease CJ Gallagher, TA Lister and M Smith

    10 Palliative medicine and symptom control MJ Johnson, G Eva and S Booth

    11 Rheumatology and bone disease M Shipley, A Rahman, D O’Gradaigh and R Conway

    12 Renal disease MM Yaqoob

    13 Water, electrolytes and acid-base balance MM Yaqoob

    14 Cardiovascular disease AJ Camm and N Bunce

    15 Respiratory disease AJ Frew and S Doffman

    16 Critical care medicine CJ Hinds, D Watson and R Pearse

    17 Drug therapy and poisoning M Rawlins and JA Vale

    18 Environmental medicine ML Clark and CRA Clarke

    19 Endocrine disease TA Howlett and MJ Levy

    20 Diabetes mellitus and other disorders of metabolism EAM Gale and JV Anderson

    21 The special senses M Harries, F Vaz, S Verma and R Hamilton

    22 Neurological disease P Jarman

    23 Psychological medicine PD White and J Bourke

    24 Skin disease DG Paige


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