4th Edition Published 2015
Drew Provan, Trevor Baglin, Inderjeet Dokal and Johannes de Vos
Published by Oxford University Press
Price £34.99 http://ukcatalogue.oup.com/product/9780199683307.do
This new edition follows the tradition of the highly respected Oxford medical handbook series which is a compact, well produced book brimming with knowledge that will help the clinician in a large number of situations when dealing with a relevant patient problem. This book runs to more than 800 pages and is certainly more than a simple handbook but less than a detailed textbook. It occupies that healthy middle ground where it is portable, accessible and built to last with its sturdy vinyl covers. However there is a lot of pertinent information here which is of use to both a GP and specialist audience. Like many others in the Oxford medical handbook series, it is a practical and very useful supplier of information and knowledge. As well as helping solve a clinical problem for a frontline clinician, it is also ideally suited for a reader to quickly dip in and read around a topic quickly resulting in an improvement in the user’s knowledge base.