Medicine And Books

Current Diagnosis and Treatment

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: (Published 30 March 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:856
  1. Stephen P Kane

    Ed Roy Pounder, Mark Hamilton Churchill Livingstone, pounds sterling40, pp 600 ISBN 0 443 05599 8

    Is it a textbook? Is it a colour atlas? Is it “Lecture Notes in…”? No, it's a bit of all of these, but not quite any of them. Here is something fresh and new, with no parents, though a few great uncles with a faint family likeness. Its front cover delivers its mission statement: “A QUICK Reference for the Clinician”—and that is precisely what it is.

    The editors have provided a challenging brief for the 200 or more individual contributors: to encapsulate on two facing pages a great deal of punchy detail about a particular disease, syndrome, symptom (for …

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