The simple organization of the organ systems, the pertinent historical cures a practitioner should be looking for, the completeness of the description of the physical findings, supported by the excellent graphics, makes this one of the best texts on physical examination available...there is much to be learned by those at all levels of training from this well-organized, well-written book. Doody's Notes This new book, which is part of the popular Oxford Handbook Series, is a must-have for final year students and newly qualified foundation doctors. ... The use of colour illustrations showing the clinical signs strengthens the book as a core text for students. ... I have yet to read a book like this that encompasses clinical skills and practical skills. British Journal of Hospital Medicine, Vol 68, No 10, The books is part of the Oxford Handbook series (like the chesse and onion) and will therefor be familiar to the majoraty of students. Being a handbook is particulary useful and means it'll fit in most pockets without trouble... To finish this excellent piece of work, Thomas and Monaghan have included a chapter on interpretation - going through most of radiology, clinical chemistry and not forgetting the dreaded ECGs. Scott's Spiel at http://www.scott-h.com
About the Author
Dr James Thomas studied medicine in Southampton where he also acquired a BSc in Biomedical Sciences. After completing his house-jobs there, he moved to Leeds and has just completed a medical rotation. James has always had a keen interest in medical education and intends to make his career in Respiratory Medicine. Tanya Monaghan studied for a BSc Psychology at Queen's University, Belfast before moving to Southampton to study medicine where she also picked up a BSc in Biomedical Sciences. After her house-jobs in Southampton, she moved to Leeds and had just completed a medical rotation. To further develop her interests in both research and medical education, she has taken a post as an Academic Clinical Fellow in Gastroenterology at the University of Nottingham.