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Readership: Clinical medical students, junior doctors, general practitioners, nurses, and a wide range of other medical and allied health personnel.
Murray Longmore, General Practitioner, Sussex, UK, Ian Wilkinson, Professor of Therapeutics, University of Cambridge, and Honorary Consultant Physician, Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, UK, Andrew Baldwin, GP Specialty Trainee, Eastbourne, Sussex, UK, and Elizabeth Wallin, Specialist Registrar in Renal Medicine, Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, UK
Murray Longmore is a GP working in Sussex, UK.
Ian Wilkinson is Reader in Clinical Pharmacology at the University of Cambridge and an Honorary Consultant Physician in Cambridge, UK.
Andrew Baldwin is a GP Registrar working in Sussex, UK.
Elizabeth Wallin is a Specialist Registrar in Renal Medicine working in Cambridge, UK.
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" - Imperial College of Medicine Gazette November 2004
"If you want to understand how doctors are taught to think - how so many, how most of them do think - read the Oxford Handbook of Clinical Medicine. It's oddly and deeply moving Now in its eighth edition, it still bulges in the pockets or on the iPhone of every scared house doctor on his or her first night on the ward, giving comfort and reassurance. Not just about what to do or how to do it, but about human compassion." - The Week, July 2012
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1: Thinking about medicine
2: History and examination
3: Cardiovascular medicine
4: Chest medicine
7: Renal medicine
9: Infectious diseases
11: Oncology and palliative care
15: Clinical chemistry
16: Eponymous syndromes
18: Reference intervals
19: Practical procedures
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