Edited by Hilary Humphreys, William Irving, Bridget Atkins, and Andrew Woodhouse
Oxford Case Histories
Published by Oxford University Press, April 2020
November 29th, 2020
The Oxford Case Histories in Infectious Diseases and Microbiology provides an up to date method of discussing infectious diseases as case-based discussions.
Currently in the UK, doctors in training are required to maintain portfolios and, in most cases, case-based discussions are a requisite.
It is exactly the strength of this book, which covers the impressive number of 47 cases, all presented and discussed by Professors, Consultants and clinical lecturers, thus guaranteeing high quality questions and answers.
Following a strict and clear format, the reader is introduced to the clinical case history, and the questions asked include differential diagnoses, pathogens, and precise questions specifically related to the clinical case. This is followed by a thorough discussion of the answers. A more in-depth analysis ensues within the answers section, elaborating on further investigations, management and treatment options.
It is like having a private case-based discussion directly with the author!
The vast majority of clinical cases’ history are accompanied by clinical photos, pathogen overviews, treatment tables, pathology slides, histology slide and more, all in full colour.
This book can be useful to a variety of healthcare professionals, such as Senior House Officers, Registrars, Clinical Fellows and Consultants who want to test their knowledge in the field of Infectious diseases and Microbiology.
In my opinion, a 338-page book containing 47 clinical cases, written by highly skilled clinicians for the price of £39.99 is a bargain.
Dr Michel Zar,
GP ST1 Registrar