Essentials of Internal Medicine - 4th Edition - ISBN: 9780729543125, 9780729587457

Essentials of Internal Medicine

4th Edition

Authors: Nicholas J. Talley Simon O’Connor Brad Frankum
Paperback ISBN: 9780729543125
eBook ISBN: 9780729587457
eBook ISBN: 9780729587440
eBook ISBN: 9780729587464
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 30th October 2020
Page Count: 852

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Written by Nicholas J Talley, Simon O’Connor and Brad Frankum, this engaging and instructive text provides practical pathways to diagnosis and up-to-date strategies for implementing evidence-based treatments for prevalent conditions.

Learn how to:

  • identify what is clinically important
  • understand and investigate disease
  • create an effective strategy for treatment
  • use technological diagnostic tools.


This new edition of Essentials of Internal Medicine 4e describes established and trusted diagnostic techniques to equip students and trainees with the skills to succeed in their profession. The visually dynamic text offers a framework of knowledge covering core facts and addressing difficult-to-master topics such as:

  • holistic approach to patient treatment
  • the importance of diagnosis
  • the physician's role in public health
  • the physician as scholar.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Internal medicine in the 21st century — best practice, best outcomes
Chapter 2: Evidence-based medicine and critical appraisal of the literature
Chapter 3: Clinical pharmacology and toxicology
Chapter 4: Genetics
Chapter 5: Medical imaging for internists
Chapter 6: Pulmonology
Chapter 7: Cardiology
Chapter 8: Hypertension
Chapter 9: Nephrology
Chapter 10: Endocrinology
Chapter 11: Gastroenterology
Chapter 12: Hepatology
Chapter 13: Hematology
Chapter 14: Oncology
Chapter 15: Palliative medicine
Chapter 16: Immunology
Chapter 17: Musculoskeletal medicine
Chapter 18: Neurology
Chapter 19: Psychiatry for the internist
Chapter 20: Clinical infectious diseases
Chapter 21: Immunization
Chapter 22: Dermatology for the physician
Chapter 23: Medical ophthalmology
Chapter 24: Women’s health for the physician
Chapter 25: Obstetric medicine
Chapter 26: Geriatric medicine


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About the Authors

Nicholas J. Talley

Nicholas J Talley, MD (NSW), PhD (Syd), MMedSci (Clin Epi)(Newc.), FAHMS, FRACP, FAFPHM, FRCP (Lond. & Edin.), FACP , Pro Vice-Chancellor, Global Research, University of Newcastle, Australia Professor of Medicine, Faculty of Health and Medicine, University of Newcastle, Australia President, Royal Australasian College of Physicians Chair-Elect, Committee of Presidents of Medical Colleges (CPMC) Hon. Treasurer, Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences Senior Staff Specialist, John Hunter Hospital, Newcastle, Australia Adjunct Professor and Consultant, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA Adjunct Professor, University of North Carolina, NC, USA Foreign Guest Professor, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

Affiliations and Expertise

AC, MD, PhD, FRACP, FAFPHM, FRCP (Lond.), FRCP (Edin.), FACP, FAHMS Laureate Professor, University of Newcastle and Senior Staff Specialist, John Hunter Hospital, NSW, Australia

Simon O’Connor

Simon O’Connor, FRACP DDU FCSANZ , Cardiologist, Canberra Hospital; Clinical Senior Lecturer, Australian National University Medical School, Canberra, ACT, Australia

Affiliations and Expertise

FRACP, DDU, FCSANZ Cardiologist, Canberra Hospital, Canberra, ACT, Australia

Brad Frankum

OAM, BMed (Hons), FRACP

Professor of Clinical Education, and Deputy Dean, University of Western

Sydney School of Medicine; Consultant Clinical Immunologist and Allergist,

Campbelltown and Camden Hospitals, NSW, Australia

Affiliations and Expertise

OAM, B. Med (Hons), FRACP, FAMA Senior Staff Specialist and Consultant in Immunology and Allergy, Campbelltown and Camden Hospitals, NSW, Australia; Conjoint Professor, School of Medicine, Western Sydney University, NSW, Australia