Essentials of Kumar and Clark's Clinical Medicine
Essentials of Kumar and Clark's Clinical Medicine,
Edition 6
By Nicola Zammitt, MBChB BSc(Med Sci) MD FRCP(Edin) and Alastair O'Brien, MBBS, BSc, PhD, FRCP

Publication Date: 01 Sept 2017

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‘Baby Kumar & Clark’, best-selling portable revision reference, is now in its sixth edition.

Key Features


  • Normal values
  • Medical emergencies
  • Useful websites
  • Abbreviations
  • Dictionary of terms


New Features

  • New author team: Nicola Zammitt and Alastair O’Brien
  • Now comes with a free e-book on StudentConsult
  • Fully updated and revised in line with the new edition of Kumar & Clark’s Clinical Medicine
About the author
By Nicola Zammitt, MBChB BSc(Med Sci) MD FRCP(Edin), Consultant Physician and Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer; Clinical Director Edinburgh Centre for Endocrinology and Diabetes (ECED); Clinical Lead Diabetes Managed Clinical Network; Foundation Programme Director (S11), Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK and Alastair O'Brien, MBBS, BSc, PhD, FRCP, Reader in Experimental Hepatology, University College London; Consultant Hepatologist UCLH & The Royal Free Hospital NHS Trusts, London UK
Table of Contents
  1. Ethics and communication
  2. Infectious diseases
  3. Gastroenterology and nutrition
  4. Liver, biliary tract and pancreatic disease
  5. Haematological disease
  6. Malignant disease
  7. Rheumatology
  8. Water, electrolytes and acid–base balance
  9. Renal disease
  10. Cardiovascular disease
  11. Respiratory disease
  12. Intensive care medicine
  13. Clinical pharmacology and toxicology
  14. Endocrine disease
  15. Diabetes mellitus and other disorders of metabolism
  16. The special senses
  17. Neurology
  18. Dermatology



Book Reviews

2018 BMA Awards: Winner, Internal Medicine

From reviews of the previous edition

‘Most of the diseases are covered in the same format as the big K&C, making this book perfect of PBL and for exam revision. Highly recommend this book to be your next reading material on the tube or rail.’

‘Excellent book, covers everything you want it to cover. Easily carried wherever you want. Quick and concise points so you don't have to spend too long on a single topic.’

‘Well laid out and absolutely perfect for the earlier and clinical years of medical school. Explanations are brilliant, covering the common conditions well. Covers everything you need to know for clinical medicine (so don't go and buy millions of other books!) Leaves out the things you don't need to know (which is the most important thing in a textbook!)’

‘Great book. I have the full version as well, but the Essentials is the perfect size to carry around. It condenses all the main points so you still have all you need to know. I'm studying dentistry and it has been working a charm so far.’

‘Exactly what I needed. I used to get so lost in thousands of pages and among many different textbooks that I didn't know which to choose. This book has basic things every medical student needs to know, and is far better than any other pocket book I came across.

Book details
ISBN: 9780702066030
Page Count: 890
Illustrations: Approx. 107 illustrations (99 in full color)
Retail Price: £26.99