By Gordon W Stewart (University College London, UK).
Gordon Stewart qualified in Medicine at Edinburgh and worked in Hammersmith and Cambridge, before becoming a Lecturer at St. Mary's Hospital Paddington. He is currently an Honorary Consultant Physician at University College Hospital and an acclaimed Professor of General Medicine at University College London (UCL). Professor Stewart has been awarded many UCL prizes for the quality of his teaching. He organized the “Medicine” lecture course at UCL and this book derives from that course.
According to the late American preacher Samuel McChord Crothers, “The trouble with facts is that there are so many of them.” Nowhere is this saying more apposite than in medicine.
Core Clinical Medicine is an intentionally short book aimed at the clinical
student in his or her first clinical year. It is designed to be an accessible
text that is easy to read from cover to cover, which gives the incoming student
a non-specialized overview of the basics of general clinical medicine. The book
covers the main pathological processes that can be at work, then considers the
clinical disease that these processes bring to the different systems of the
Readership: Medical students and undergraduates.