Kumar and Clark’s Clinical Medicine, 9th Edition

 

 

 

 

The ninth edition of this best-selling textbook of clinical medicine builds even further on its formidable, prize-winning formula of excellence, comprehensiveness and accessibility.

‘This book is stunning in its breadth and ease-of-use. It still remains the “gold standard”, thorough guide to clinical medicine its forefathers were.’BMA Medical Book Awards judges.

New to this edition:

  • 2 new chapters: Global Health and Women’s Health.
  • 25 new authors.
  • New online editor, Adam Feather, with a team of young doctors to augment the e-book which accompanies the print book with clinical tips, key learning points, drug tips, learning challenges, case studies and MCQs.
  • Full text redesign to incorporate:

New system overview diagrams for clinical chapters.

New coloured headings to help identify content relating to disease, management, investigations etc.

New icons to aid text navigation.




11 new members and a new co-editor, Senaka Rajapakse, of the International Advisory Board.

Key Features

Edited by Kumar and Clark, clinicians and educators of world-renowned expertise.

Authors comprise consultants at the top of their fields, paired with younger doctors closer to the exam experience, to ensure authority and relevance.

Enhanced e-book accompanies the print book, for ease of transportation and use on the move.

International Advisory Board, led by Professor Janaka de Silva and Professor Senaka Rajapakse, providing guidance for global coverage from across the world.

Contributions to the e-book by members of the International Advisory Board to amplify areas of clinical importance in their parts of the world

New to this Edition

2 new chapters




  • Women’s health
  • Global health

25 new young consultant authors teamed with clinicians at the top of their career, to ensure the text is accessible for students and trainees.

A new role of online Editor. Adam Feather and his team of young doctors, have created (in the e-book) a host of embedded features including: chapter summaries, key-point boxes, self-assessment, top tips, extra content (videos and images) and more. They have focused on enabling more inexperienced learners to interpret the detail, navigate the content effectively and get the most from the text.

New co-editor for the International Advisory Board, Professor Senaka Rajapakse from the University of Colombo.

11 new members of the International Advisory Board.

9 new online international articles, including:

  • Ebola
  • Crimean Congo Hemorrhagic Fever
  • Visceral Leishmaniasis

New features

Full text re-design

  • New diagrammatic anatomy and physiology overviews at the beginning of clinical systems chapters
  • Coloured headings to help distinguish sciences, procedures, etc.
  • New icons to aid text navigation
  • Divided into three sections for greater ease of navigation:
    • Good Medical Practice
    • Clinical Sciences
    • Clinical Practice

Bigger chapters unbundled into smaller chapters for ease of access.

  • Clinical Pharmacy now separate from Poisoning
  • STIs and HIV now separate from Infectious Disease
  • Biliary Tract and Pancreatic Disease now separate from Liver
  • Rheumatic Disease now separate from Bone Disease
  • Lipid and Metabolic Disease now separate from Diabetes Mellitus

Coming soon: Semantic zoom – an online text summarising tool which will provide stages of the book’s content in decreasing levels of detail according to your need: from the full text to the bare essentials. Keep checking your registered e-book for updates!

Author Information
Edited by Parveen Kumar, CBE, BSc, MD, DM (HC), FRCP, FRCP(Edin), Professor of Medicine & Education, Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary, University of London, and Honorary Consultant Physician; Gastroenterologist, Barts and The London Hospitals NHS Trust and Homerton Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK and Michael L Clark, MD, FRCP, Honorary Senior Lecturer, Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary,University of London and Consultant Physician, Princess Grace Hospital, London, UK




Product Reviews

From reviews of the previous edition:

British Journal of Hospital Medicine

‘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.’

From user reviews:

‘Five stars’, ‘Brilliant book’, ‘Brilliant for medical students’, ‘One of the best books I ever bought’, ‘ Very good’, ‘Super book’, ‘Essential’.

British Medical Association Medical Book Awards:

  • First prize winner Digital and Online Resources 2013 (eighth edition)
  • First prize winner for Medicine BMA Medical Book Awards 2010 (seventh edition); 2006 (sixth edition)

 







 

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