Kumar and Clark's Clinical Medicine, International Edition,
Edition 9
Edited by Parveen Kumar, CBE, BSc, MD, DM (HC), FRCP, FRCP(Edin) and Michael L Clark, MD, FRCP

Publication Date: 27 Jul 2016

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.

Key Features

Edited by Kumar and Clark, clinicians and educators of world-renowned expertise.

Authors comprise consultants at the top of their fields, paired with younger doctors closer to the exam experience, to ensure authority and relevance.

Enhanced e-book accompanies the print book, for ease of transportation and use on the move.

International Advisory Board, led by Professor Janaka de Silva and Professor Senaka Rajapakse, providing guidance for global coverage from across the world.

Contributions to the e-book by members of the International Advisory Board to amplify areas of clinical importance in their parts of the world

New Features

2 new chapters

  • Women’s health
  • Global health

25 new young consultant authors teamed with clinicians at the top of their career, to ensure the text is accessible for students and trainees.

A new role of online Editor. Adam Feather and his team of young doctors, have created (in the e-book) a host of embedded features including: chapter summaries, key-point boxes, self-assessment, top tips, extra content (videos and images) and more… They have focused on enabling more inexperienced learners to interpret the detail, navigate the content effectively and get the most from the text.

New co-editor for the International Advisory Board, Professor Senaka Rajapakse from the University of Colombo.

11 new members of the International Advisory Board.

9 new online international articles, including:

  • Ebola
  • Crimean Congo Hemorrhagic Fever
  • Visceral Leishmaniasis

New features

Full text re-design

  • New diagrammatic anatomy and physiology overviews at the beginning of clinical systems chapters
  • Coloured headings to help distinguish sciences, procedures, etc.
  • New icons to aid text navigation
  • Divided into three sections for greater ease of navigation:

    • Good Medical Practice
    • Clinical Sciences
    • Clinical Practice

Bigger chapters unbundled into smaller chapters for ease of access.

  • Clinical Pharmacy now separate from Poisoning
  • STIs and HIV now separate from Infectious Disease
  • Biliary Tract and Pancreatic Disease now separate from Liver
  • Rheumatic Disease now separate from Bone Disease
  • Lipid and Metabolic Disease now separate from Diabetes Mellitus

Coming soon: Semantic zoom – an online text summarising tool which will provide stages of the book’s content in decreasing levels of detail according to your need: from the full text to the bare essentials. Keep checking your registered e-book for updates!

About the author
Edited by Parveen Kumar, CBE, BSc, MD, DM (HC), FRCP, FRCP(Edin), Professor of Medicine & Education, Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary, University of London, and Honorary Consultant Physician; Gastroenterologist, Barts and The London Hospitals NHS Trust and Homerton Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK and Michael L Clark, MD, FRCP, Honorary Senior Lecturer, Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary,University of London and Consultant Physician, Princess Grace Hospital, London, UK
Table of Contents

Section 1 Good medical practice

1. Ethics, law and communication

Deborah Bowman, Annie Cushing

2. Clinical pharmacology

Michael Rawlins, Munir Pirmohamed

3. Palliative medicine and symptom control

Miriam J Johnson, Gail E Eva, Sara Booth

4. Global health

Babulal Sethia, Parveen Kumar

5. Environmental medicine

Michael L Clark

6. Poisoning

Allister Vale, Sally Bradberry

Section 2 Clinical sciences

7. Molecular cell biology and human genetics

David P Kelsell, Kenneth J Linton

8. The immune system and disease

Mark Peakman, Matthew Buckland

9. Water, electrolytes and acid–base balance

M Magdi Yaqoob, Kieran McCafferty

10. Nutrition

Marinos Elia, Susan Lanham-New

Section 3 Clinical practice

11. Infectious disease

Gavin Barlow, William L Irving, Peter J Moss

12. Sexually transmitted infections and HIV

Janet Wilson, Jane Anderson

13. Gastrointestinal disease

James Lindsay, Louise Langmead, Sean L Preston

14. Liver disease

Graham Foster, Alastair O’Brien

15. Biliary tract and pancreatic disease

David Westaby, Christopher Wadsworth

16. Haematological disease

Michael F Murphy, K John Pasi, Adam Mead

17. Malignant disease

Christopher J Gallagher, Matthew Smith, Jonathan Shamash

18. Rheumatic disease

Anisur Rahman, Ian Giles

19. Bone disease

Donncha O’Gradaigh, Richard Conway

20. Kidney and urinary tract disease

M Magdi Yaqoob, Neil Ashman

21. Neurological disease

Paul Jarman

22. Psychological medicine

Julius Bourke, Peter D White

23. Cardiovascular disease

Nicholas H Bunce, Robin Ray

24. Respiratory disease

Anthony J Frew, Sarah R Doffman, Katharine Hurt, Rachel Buxton-Thomas

25. Critical care medicine

Charles J Hinds, Rupert M Pearse, Michael O’Dwyer

26. Endocrine disease

Miles J Levy, Helena Gleeson

27. Diabetes mellitus

Edwin AM Gale, John V Anderson

28. Lipid and metabolic disorders

John V Anderson

29. Women’s health

Catherine Nelson-Piercy, Lesley Regan

30. Ear, nose and throat and eye disease

Francis Vaz, Nishchay Mehta, Robin D Hamilton

31. Skin disease

David G Paige, Sarah Wakelin

Book Reviews

From reviews of the previous edition:

British Journal of Hospital Medicine

‘This is the eighth edition of Kumar and Clark in 15 years, which is a remarkable achievement and testament to the authors' dedication - the title of Kumar and Clark is now legendary. It is regarded by many as the "must-have" textbook for budding and qualified doctors and the "gold standard" when compared against competitor textbooks. Previous editions have been applauded for being both comprehensive and student-friendly. Does the latest edition live up to the high expectation? The short answer is yes….’

From user reviews:

‘Five stars’, ‘Brilliant book’, ‘Brilliant for medical students’, ‘One of the best books I ever bought’, ‘ Very good’, ‘Super book’, ‘Essential’…

British Medical Association Medical Book Awards:

  • First prize winner Digital and Online Resources 2013 (eighth edition)
  • First prize winner for Medicine BMA Medical Book Awards 2010 (seventh edition); 2006 (sixth edition)
Book details
ISBN: 9780702065996
Page Count: 1442
Illustrations : Approx. 1040 illustrations (860 in full color)
Retail Price : £29.99
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