1st Edition

Cynical Acumen The Anarchic Guide to Clinical Medicine

By John Larkin Copyright 2006

    Winner of the Medical Journalists' Association Specialist Book of the Year Award 2006 Cynical Acumen approaches medicine in the real world, dealing with issues ignored by other books. It is a unique, 'what you really need to know' textbook designed to help medical students and senior house officers look slick and pass their exams against all odds. The book entertainingly considers the world outside medicine with anecdotes on the important things in life such as sport, literature, Thai cooking and the dissolution of the monasteries. It has been aptly described by the author as 'The Hitchhiker's Guide to Medicine'. Medical students will find this underground resource invaluable, as will medical professionals including junior hospital doctors, particularly those sitting the MRCP examination.

    General history and examination. Cardiology. Respiratory Medicine. Gastro-enterology. Neurology. Rheumatology. Gerontology. Alternative medicine. Endocrinology. Haematology.


    Consultant Rheumatologist/Physician, Victoria Infirmary, Glasgow, Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer, Glasgow University and Examiner, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow