Davidson's 100 Clinical Cases was awarded First Prize in Medicine in the 2009 British Medical Association Medical Book Awards. This book reflects the real world in which doctors practise medicine. The selection of clinical problems guides the reader, step by step, through the correct path in the maze between the presenting complaint of a patient and the final diagnosis. The text emphasises the value of interpreting available clinical and investigative information in a logical way before considering a definitive diagnosis.
- The 100 cases are based on the 'presenting problems' of Davidson's Principles and Practice of Medicine.
- The book provides an international outlook reflecting the differences in the practice of medicine in the developing world and in low-resource settings, and addresses the epidemiological, economic and other reasons for many of these important differences.
- The cases are written by a team of senior doctors, from 12 countries, with considerable teaching experience.
New to This Edition
The book now includes 100 cases all closely linked to the 'presenting problems' sections of the lastest 21st Edition of Davidson's Principles and Practice of Medicine. In this expanded new edition there are many new cases including aluminium phosphide poisoning; occupational lung disease; tremor; and drug interactions.
"An excellent addition to the library of any clinical student, this volume helps elucidate the steps necessary to arrive at a clinical diagnosis. The step wise approach to case development is particularly helpful, guiding the reader through the steps necessary for clinical diagnosis."
BMA Book Awards 2009 - judges comments
Mark Strachan, BSc MBChB(Hons) MD FRCP Edin, Consultant Physician, Diabetes and Endocrinology Metabolic Unit, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh; Part-time Reader, Univesity of Edinburgh, UK;
Surendra K. Sharma, MD, PhD, Chief, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine; Head, Department of Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, INDIA
John A. A. Hunter, OBE BA MD FRCP Edin, Professor Emeritus of Dermatology, University of Edinburgh, UK