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1st Edition

Medicine for Finals and Beyond

ISBN 9780367150594
Published July 30, 2022 by CRC Press
716 Pages 439 Color Illustrations

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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

Chris O’Callaghan & Alison Maycock

2. The Scientific Basis of Medicine

Chris O’Callaghan & Rachel Allen

3. Infectious Disease

Susanna J. Dunachie, Hanif Esmail, Ruth Corrigan & Maria Dudareva

4. Rheumatic Disease

John Axford

5. Metabolic Bone Disease

Jeffrey Lee

6. Respiratory Disease

Ian Pavord, Nayia Petousi & Nick Talbot

7. Cardiovascular Disease

Alexander Lyon

8. Renal Disease; Fluid and Electrolyte Disorders

Chris O’Callaghan

9. Liver, Biliary Tract and Pancreatic Disease

James Neuberger

10. Gastrointestinal Disease

Gareth Davies, Chris Black & Keeley Fairbrass

11. Diabetes Mellitus, Obesity, Lipoprotein Disorders and other Metabolic Diseases

Kevin Baynes

12. Endocrine Disease

Pierre-Marc Bouloux

13. Neurological Disease

Malcolm Macleod

14. Psychological Medicine

Harrison Howarth, Jim Bolton & Gary Bell

15. Haematological Disease

Thomas A. Fox & Emma C. Morris

16. Palliative Medicine

Adrian Tookman & Faye Gishen

17. Poisoning

Paul Dargan

18. Skin Disease

Christopher Bunker & Richard Watchorn


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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.