More than two million medical students, doctors and other health professionals from around the globe have owned a copy of Davidson’s Principles and Practice of Medicine since it was first published. Today’s readers rely on this beautifully illustrated text to provide up-to-date detail of contemporary medical practice, presented in a style that is concise and yet easy to read. Davidson’s provides the factual knowledge required to practise medicine, explaining it in the context of underlying principles, basic science and research evidence, and shows how to apply this knowledge to the management of patients who present with problems rather than specific diseases. The book has won numerous prizes including being highly commended in the British Medical Association book awards.
Davidson’s global perspective is enhanced by the input of an international team of authors and a distinguished International Advisory Board from 17 countries. Building on the foundations laid down by its original editor, Davidson’s remains one of the world’s leading and most respected textbooks of medicine.
Part 1 - Principles of medicine
Good medical practice Therapeutics and good prescribing
Molecular and genetic factors in disease Immunological factors in disease Environmental and nutritional factors in disease
Principles of infectious disease Ageing and disease Part 2 - Practice of medicine
Critical illness Poisoning
Medical psychiatry Oncology Palliative care and pain Infectious disease
HIV infection and AIDS Sexually transmitted infections Clinical biochemistry and metabolism Kidney and urinary tract disease Cardiovascular disease Respiratory disease Endocrine disease Diabetes mellitus Alimentary tract and pancreatic disease Liver and biliary tract disease Blood disease Rheumatology and bone disease Neurological disease
Stroke disease Skin disease Laboratory reference ranges