Davidson's Essentials of Medicine - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780702055928, 9780702064807

Davidson's Essentials of Medicine

2nd Edition

Authors: J. Alastair Innes
Paperback ISBN: 9780702055928
eBook ISBN: 9780702064807
eBook ISBN: 9780702055959
Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
Published Date: 13th May 2015
Page Count: 880

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For over half a century Davidson’s Principles and Practice of Medicine has informed and educated students, doctors and other health professionals all over the world, providing a comprehensive account of the practice of medicine. Davidson’s Essentials of Medicine provides the core content of the main textbook in a condensed format which will be invaluable whenever you are on the move – whether commuting, travelling between training sites, or on electives.

Key Features

  • This book provides a distillation of the core information required for clinical studies in medicine. While retaining the acclaimed readability of the main textbook it presents the key information in a format more appropriate for practical clinical work.

  • The contents have been carefully selected by a team of junior doctors, emphasising only the topics that will be essential for clinical studies.

  • The book includes additional chapters of content to aid clinical practice including a practically-focussed chapter on therapeutics and a useful guide to interpreting major clinical investigations.

  • The text draws directly on the depth and breadth of experience of the Davidson’s authors and its International Advisory Board.

Table of Contents

  • Good medical practice
  • Ageing and disease
  • Critical care and emergency medicine
  • Poisoning
  • Infectious diseases
  • Clinical biochemistry and metabolism
  • Kidney and urinary tract disease
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Respiratory disease
  • Endocrine disease
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Gastrointestinal and nutritional disorders
  • Liver and biliary tract disease
  • Blood disorders
  • Rheumatology and bone disease
  • Neurological disease
  • Skin disease
  • Therapeutics and prescriptions
  • Interpreting key investigations
  • Laboratory reference ranges


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About the Author

J. Alastair Innes

Affiliations and Expertise

Consultant Physician, Respiratory Unit, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh; Honorary Reader in Respiratory Medicine, University of Edinburgh, UK.