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Cynical Acumen

The Anarchic Guide to Clinical Medicine, 1st Edition

By John Larkin

CRC Press

160 pages

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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.

Table of Contents

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

About the Author

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

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / General