Textbook of Clinical Medicine for Asia

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: (Published 30 January 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:337
  1. Charles F Gilks, senior lecturer in tropical medicine.
  1. Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine

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    Eds J Y Sung, P K T Li, J E Sanderson, J Woo

    Chinese University Press, $60, pp 848

    ISBN 962 201 773 8


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    This book reminds me just how advantaged we Western Europeans are in medical education. As students, we can read textbooks of medicine that are predicated on diseases common and relevant in our environment, with epidemiology, clinical features, and treatment based on information gathered from industrialised societies. Such advantages are even greater for those that have English as their first language because most medical literature uses this …

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