Mechanisms of Disease: An Introduction to Clinical ScienceBMJ 1997; 315 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.315.7119.1387 (Published 22 November 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;315:1387
- E R Chilvers, Wellcome Senior Research Fellow in Clinical Science
- Respiratory Medicine Unit, University of Edinburgh
Ed S Tomlinson, A M Heagerty, A P Weetman: Cambridge University Press, £19.95, pp 513 ISBN 0 521 46738 1
Progress towards establishing a truly integrated medical curriculum in Britain that provides students with an adequate scientific base to support bedside clinical teaching and, more importantly, the capacity to continue to learn has been painfully slow. While the need for such an approach to learning—in which understanding the basis of disease replaces the more traditional didactic approach—has long been recognised, the lack of appropriate books has been a major stumbling block.