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General Practice

An Illustrated Colour Text


Part of the Illustrated Color Text series, this highly visual and concise textbook presents topics in clinical medicine and related areas that will likely be encountered in general practice. Taking an evidence-based approach, this atlas-style resource discusses the differences between general practice and hospital-based care. Featuring an accessible presentation of material with a double-page spread for each topic, it also makes use of dynamic color for both clinical photographs and graphics.

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Key Features

    • Familiarizes readers with the context of general practice and how it differs from hospital-based care.
    • Provides a simple overview of clinical work carried out in the primary care/general practice setting.
    • Offers a framework for learning.
    • Fills in the gaps of clinical knowledge that are often not adequately covered in other textbooks.
    • Features easy-to-access, double-page spreads.
    • Uses an attractive, highly visual layout with full-color photos and graphics.
    • Includes summary boxes for examination preparation.

Published Reviews

    "Presentation of this A4 sized book is first class with plenty of bullet pointed information in coloured boxes, easy-to-understand graphs and good quality colour photographs - all very easy on the eye.
    In summary then, the book is an excellent introduction and overview of modern General Practice which helps the reader "talk the talk" before they actually "walk the walk"." Dr J M Sager (GP Leeds), Medix-UK website, October 2003
    easy to read...a handy overview not only of the disease met in General Practice but of the broader picture of community medicine." 5th Year Medical Student, Liverpool University, December 2003
    layout is neat, containing plenty of "key point tables" and diagrams, and is overall extremely easy to read.
    Where the book shines is in the other sections where the diverse nature of GP practice is reflected in the topics covered ranging from GP consultation skills, how General Practice is organised and health promotion in the community." 5th Year Medic, Sphincter - Liverpool University Medical Magazine, December 2003

Author Information

    By R. J. Taylor, Professor of General Practice, Foresterhill Health Centre, Aberdeen, UK; Brian R. McAvoy, Professor, The Royal Australian College of General Practice, Melbourne, Australia; and T. O'Dowd, Professor of General Practice, University of Dublin, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland

Customer Reviews

General Practice
  • Paperback
  • Reference
  • 116 Pages
  • Trim Size: 8 1/4 X 11 11/16 in
  • Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
  • ISBN: 978-0-443-06045-8
  • Copyright: 2003