Review from previous edition: "Now in its sixth edition, the 'Cheese and Onion' (as it is known) continues to be the most popular handbook for both the undergraduate and the junior doctor on the wards... The reason this little book remains so popular is that most topics are covered succinctly on a two-page spread of the book, and coloured headings break up the text and provide a logical structure for readers of all levels. Not only has the Oxford Handbook of Clinical Medicine aided in the diagnosis and treatment of countless patients, it has also helped thousands of students prepare and pass examinations. Size isn't everything, and that certainly is true here. Common clinical questions are answered clearly and extensively, while weird and wonderful conditions, which are rarely encountered, also get a good crack at the whip. They say the proof is in the pudding, and the fact that this book has sold more than a million copies worldwide speaks volumes" --Hospital Doctor February 2005
"This handbook goes from strength to strength as each edition keeps abreast of the breathtaking advances in clinical practice... It comes with the now familiar plastic flexicover which means it can take rough handling. It is ideal for junior hospital doctors, medical students and GPs and is packed with practical, easy to read advice... it is a huge topic and a bold task to cover it in such a small portable volume but like the preceeding editions, it manages this admirably well... It is packed with facts, knowledge and most important of all, it is an intensely practical book. If you are stuck on what to do next in managing a patient, this is the book to look up... There is no padding here; it is fact, solutions and advice all the way. All the information is very modern, relevant and presented in a highly readable format. It is ideal for both hospital doctors, GPs and their registrars and is superb value for money" --Dr Harry Brown December 2004
"This is one of the most useful books you can own if you are involved in the day-to-day management of patients and conditions... Get it! Now!" --Imperial College of Medicine Gazette November 2004
About the Author
Dr. Murray Longmore is a General Practitioner in Sussex, UK. Dr. Ian Wilkinson is WE Parkes British Heart Foundation Senior Clinical Research Fellow and Senior Lecturer in Clinical Pharmacology at the University of Cambridge, and Honorary Consultant Physician at Addenbrooke's Hospital in Cambridge, UK. Dr. Edward Davidson is Foundation Doctor, North West Thames in London, UK, and Research Fellow NYU Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery in New York, USA. Alexander Foulkes is Foundation Year 2 Junior Doctor at John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford, UK. Ahmad Mafi is Resident (specialist registrar) in Clinical Oncology and Radiation Therapy in Tehran, Iran.