Table of Contents

Ethics, law and communication.
Clinical pharmacology.
Palliative medicine and symptom control.
Global health.
Environmental medicine.
Molecular cell biology and human genetics.
The immune system and disease.
Water, electrolytes and acid-base balance.
Infectious diseases and tropical medicine.
Sexually transmitted infections and human immunodeficiency virus.
Gastrointestinal disease.
Liver disease.
Biliary tract and pancreatic disease.
Haematological disease.
Malignant disease.
Rheumatic disease.
Bone disease.
Kidney and urinary tract disease.
Neurological disease.
Psychological medicine.
Cardiovascular disease.
Respiratory disease.
Critical care medicine.
Endocrine disease.
Diabetes mellitus.
Lipid and metabolic disorders.
Women's health.
Ear, nose and throat and eye disease.
Skin disease. The ninth edition of this best-selling textbook of clinical medicine builds even further on its formidable, prize-winning formula of excellence, comprehensiveness and accessibility. 'This book is stunning in its breadth and ease-of-use. It still remains the "gold standard", thorough guide to clinical medicine its forefathers were.' BMA Medical Book Awards judges. New to this edition: 2 new chapters: Global Health and Women's Health. 25 new authors. New online editor, Adam Feather, with a team of young doctors to augment the e-book which accompanies the print book with clinical tips, key learning points, drug tips, learning challenges, case studies and MCQs. Full text redesign to incorporate: New system overview diagrams for clinical chapters. New coloured headings to help identify content relating to disease, management, investigations etc. New icons to aid text navigation. 11 new members and a new co-editor, Senaka Rajapakse, of the International Advisory Board.