Peter McDermott Consultant Radiologist, Stirling Royal Infirmary NHS Trust, Stirling, UK David N Clarke Consultant Physician, Stirling Royal Infirmary NHS Trust, Stirling, UK
A unique way to revise! Unlike most textbooks of general medicine, which require the student to read through the whole text to extract the meaning, this book presents essential information in an innovative form that makes learning easy and enjoyable. Topics are connected on the page to give the student a clear and easily appreciated view of the scope required in the areas covered. Key words appear for speed and ease of reading. Noting associations between symptoms, signs, diseases, syndromes, investigations and treatments is integral to the practice of medicine and the earlier the student begins to make these the more rapidly his or her knowledge will grow. Frames, as presented here, make this task easier by directly linking on the page or quickly turning to another relevant frame. The book can be used both for learning and revision. Frames can be used to overview a subject prior to a lecture, the student can add to the content of the book any extra information they wish. Memory is stimulated when the individual interacts with the information presented and to this end the student is encouraged to customise the frames by - using colour lines to connect key points - highlighting topics - marking points of interests with symbols - adding additional points in the same format No other book presents information in this way!
Only keywords are used / A topic is condensed to one page / Relationships between concepts are shown clearly / Associations are made clear / The student can add items as required / The student can highlight the diagrams in colour / Revision is rapid and stimulating
How to use this book / abbreviations Maps are divided in to twelve sections: Cardiology (20 maps) / respiratory (17 maps) / central nervous system (19 maps) / blood disease (16 maps) / kidney (9 maps) / nutrition (2 maps) / gastrointestinal tract (16 maps) / metabolic disorders (5 maps) / endocrine (8 maps) / connective tissues and joints (14 maps) / infectious disease (9 maps) / tropical (5 maps)