1st Edition

Medicine for Finals and Beyond

  • Available for pre-order. Item will ship after November 26, 2021
ISBN 9780367150594
November 26, 2021 Forthcoming by CRC Press
778 Pages 439 Color Illustrations

USD $66.95

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Book Description

Clinically-orientated and focused squarely on the core curriculum, Medicine for Finals and Beyond delivers what medical students need to know in a manner that encourages learning and recall. The consistent, easy-to-navigate structure makes locating information simple and is tailored for exam success. Highly illustrated throughout, notes based information is supplemented by 'At A Glance textboxes', ‘Emergency Presentations’ and ‘Must Know Checklists’ for quick reference, while online question and answer material allows for self-testing during that inevitable last-minute revision.


Key features:

·        Comprehensive - everything you need to know to pass your medical finals in a single volume

·        Accessible - systems-based chapters all follow a common structure

·        Convenient - summarises the ideal approach to the patient, including history and examination, clinical presentations, differential diagnosis and investigations

·        Focused - covers all the common conditions that medical students need to know for future practice

·        Relevant - designed with input from lecturers and students


This brand-new revision aid for medical students will be a convenient companion throughout clinical studies and an ideal aide-memoire for those approaching their final examinations.

Table of Contents

1. The Human Aspects of Medicine  2. The Scientific Basis of Medicine  3. Infectious Disease  4. Rheumatic Disease  5. Metabolic Bone Disease  6. Respiratory Disease  7. Cardiovascular Disease  8. Renal Disease, Fluid and Electrolyte Disorders  9. Liver, Biliary Tract and Pancreatic Disease  10. Gastrointestinal Disease  11. Diabetes Mellitus, Lipoprotein Disorders and Other Metabolic Disease  12. Endocrine Disease  13. Neurological Disease  14. Psychological Medicine  15. Haematological Disease  16. Palliative Medicine  17. Poisoning  18. Skin Disease

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John Axford is a Consultant in Adult and Paediatric Rheumatology and Emeritus Professor of Clinical Rheumatology at St George's, University of London. 

After training at University College Hospital he worked at The National Hospital for Neurology, The Hammersmith Hospital, The Royal Brompton Hospital, Kings College Hospital and the New England Medical Center Boston USA

He has enjoyed teaching medicine throughout his career and pioneered video teaching to developing countries with the Royal Society of medicine.

He is an author and editor of the textbook UpToDate.


Chris O’Callaghan is Professor of Medicine at the University of Oxford and a Consultant Physician (in Acute General Medicine) and Consultant Nephrologist in the Oxford University Hospitals.

He is Chief Examiner in Medicine for the University of Oxford, runs a research group, teaches medical students, and is a Fellow and former Dean of The Queens’ College, Oxford.

After training and working in Oxford he worked at Guy’s, St Thomas’, Hammersmith, Brompton and Lewisham hospitals in London, Royal Stoke University Hospital, the University of California, San Francisco and the California Institute of Technology.

His other books include The Kidney at a Glance and The MRCP Part I: a System Based Tutorial.