Celebrating half a century as a medical bestseller and now in its 19th edition, Davidson continues to inform and educate students, doctors and other health professionals all over the world. With its reputation for providing a rational and easily understood basis for the practice of medicine, this concise yet up-todate and comprehensive text on clinical medicine will continue to meet the requirements of generations of medical students to come. The evolution of this classic textbook continues in this 50th anniversary edition. The content has been restructured and updated throughout in keeping with the expanding knowledge base of disease pathogenesis and clinical practice, while colour and design are fully utilised to give readers easy access to the facts.
Key features: New two-page overviews of the important elements of the clinical examination at the beginning of each system-based chapter. Expanded sections on major manifestations of disease provide a practical, problem-orientated diagnostic guide in all system-based chapters. Boxes and tables classified and colour-coded according to the type of information they present. Over 175 evidence-based medicine panels summarising the results of systematic reviews and randomised controlled trials in key therapeutic areas. New 'Issues in older people'boxes throughout highlight the important aspects of medical practice in the elderly population. A thoroughly revised and restructured chapter on infectious diseases with a problem-based approach. New discrete chapters on Diabetes and Clinical Genetics. A multidisciplinary author team of physicians and surgeons to give a wider perspective on clinical management. A list of up-to-date reviews and useful websites with links to management guidelines included at the end of each chapter. Over 1 000 illustrations, including many new X-rays, scans, colour photographs and drawings. A combined index and glossary of medical acronyms, expanded to include more than 10,000 subject entries. An International Advisory Board providing invaluable advice to ensure that Davidson maintains its international perspective and world-wide reputation.