Davidson?s global perspective is enhanced by the input of an international team of authors and a distinguished International Advisory Board from 17 countries. Building on the foundations laid down by its original editor, Davidson?s remains one of the world?s leading and most respected textbooks of medicine.The underlying principles of medicine are described concisely in the first part of the book, and the detailed practice of medicine within each sub-specialty is described in later system-based chapters.
Most chapters begin with a two-page overview of the important elements of the clinical examination, including a manikin to illustrate the key steps in the examination of the relevant system.
A practical, problem-based clinical approach is described in the ?Presenting Problems? sections, to complement the detailed descriptions of each disease.
The text is extensively illustrated, with over 1000 diagrams, clinical photographs, and radiology and pathology images.
1350 text boxes present information in a way suitable for revision, including 150 clinical evidence boxes summarising the results of systematic reviews and randomised controlled trials and 65 ?In Old Age? boxes highlighting important aspects of medical practice in the older population.
A combined index and glossary of medical acronyms contains over 10 000 subject entries. The contents can also be searched comprehensively as part of the online access to the whole book on the StudentConsult platform.
Access over 500 self-testing questions with answers linked to the book?s content for further reading.
The text uses both SI and non-SI units to make it suitable for readers throughout the globe. A new chapter specifically on Stroke Disease recognises the emergence of Stroke Medicine as a distinct clinical and academic discipline.
A rationalisation of the 1350 boxes used throughout the book gives a simpler and clearer presentation of the various categories.
New ?In Adolescence? boxes recognise the fact that many chronic disorders begin in childhood and become the responsibility of physicians practising adult medicine. These boxes acknowledge the overlap ?transitional? phase and highlight the key points of importance when looking after young people.
The regular introduction of new authors and editors maintains the freshness of each new edition. On this occasion Dr Ian Penman has joined the editorial team and 18 new authors bring new experience and ideas to the content and presentation of the textbook.
An expanded International Advisory Board of 38 members includes new members from several different countries.
The contents have been carefully selected by a team of junior doctors, emphasising only the topics that will be essential for clinical studies.
The book includes additional chapters of content to aid clinical practice including a practically-focussed chapter on therapeutics and a useful guide to interpreting major clinical investigations.
The text draws directly on the depth and breadth of experience of the Davidson’s authors and its International Advisory Board.Updated to include key changes and new illustrations included in Davidson’s Principles and Practice of Medicine.
‘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.
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
The book provides an international outlook reflecting the differences in the practice of medicine in the developing world and in low-resource settings, and addresses the epidemiological, economic and other reasons for many of these important differences.
The cases are written by a team of senior doctors, from 12 countries, with considerable teaching experience.
The book now includes 100 cases all closely linked to the ‘presenting problems’ sections of the latest 21st Edition of Davidson’s Principles and Practice of Medicine. In this expanded new edition there are many new cases including aluminium phosphide poisoning; occupational lung disease; tremor; and drug interactions.
This Thirteenth Edition has four sections:
History taking and general examination.
System examinationcovering symptoms and signs.
Examination in special situationsincluding babies & children and the critically ill.
How to pass an OSCE.
Included on the Student Consult site are the specially-recorded videos demonstrating many of the clinical examination routines described in the main text.The book starts with a general overview section on history taking and the general examination that provide the framework on which to hang the detail.
The systematic examination section documents clearly the relevant history, examination and special investigations as well as giving advice on their significance.
The third section covers examination in specific situations and emphasises an integrated and structured approach to these patients.
A final section spells out how to demonstrate the techniques learned in the book in an OSCE.
Macleod’s is closely linked to its sister publication, Davidson’s Principles & Practice of Medicine, which complements the information in this text.
Available with full online access on Student Consult and ancillary videos demonstrating key clinical examination routines following the format laid out in the book.There are two new chapters on examination in specific situations:
The frail elderly
The adult with fever
A new section explicitly spells out how to demonstrate the techniques learned in the book in an OSCE and other formative and summative examinations.
Over 50 new text boxes highlight the evidence-base for the examination techniques discussed.
An Advisory Board of students, junior doctors, and representatives from the nursing, ambulance, Primary Care and academic communities from six countries has made detailed comments and critically appraised the entire book.
The text has been substantially rewritten with more on medically unexplained symptoms in the History Taking chapter and extended coverage of diabetes mellitus in the Endocrine System chapter.
Integrated with the online text are clinical examination videos of trained professionals performing many of the examination routines described in the book with an accompanying commentary by the Editor, Professor Colin Robertson
Two new videos show how the Glasgow Coma Scale should be performed in clinical situations, demonstrating the correct techniques and also common pitfalls in using the GCS.