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Rapid Review Physiology. TA Brown.

Rapid Review Physiology. Thomas Brown. Mosby. 2007.

Great book for revising physiology for USMLE Step 1 and other basic medical examinations. Although core material is physiology, it is linked regularly to clinical context and integrated with respect to anatomy, pathology and pharmacology. Includes 100 one best answer MCQs with answers. A link is provided to additional 250 questions at
Part of the Rapid Review series by Mosby. Recommended for UGs.


April 30, 2009 Posted by | Uncategorized | Leave a comment

How to Write a Thesis. Rowena Murray.

How to write a thesis. 2e. Rowena Murray. OpenUP. 2006.

Rowena Murray is a Reader in the Dept of Educational and Professional Studies at the University of Strathclyde who has developed a Thesis Writing Course. She is also author of How to Survive your Viva and Writing for Academic Journals, both published by OpenUP. Addresses the needs of PhD and Masters candidates as well as those of undergraduate research projects. Incorporates tips and techniques, summaries and checklists.

April 28, 2009 Posted by | Books, Uncategorized | , , , | Leave a comment

Writing for Academic Journals. Rowena Murray.

Writing for Scientific Journals. Rowena Murray. OpenUP. 2005.

Another book by this author (Reader in the Centre for Academic Practice at the University of Strathclyde) who has also written How to Write a Thesis, and How to Survive Your Viva.
Chapters include:
Why write for academic journals?
Targeting a Journal
Finding a topic and developing an argument
Outlining. Drafting. Revising.
Responding to reviewers feedback

April 28, 2009 Posted by | Books | Leave a comment

Free Medical Journal: Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine
Do you know that pet birds can transmit a number of diseases to their owners ? These can present with
influenza-like  or pulmonary symptoms: psittacosis, influenza, histoplasmosis, Newcastle disease, Q fever, West Nile virus fever or encephalitis, and allergic alveolitis
gastrointestinal symptoms: salmonellosis, campylobacteriosis, and giardiasis
cutaneous symptoms: pasteurellosis, erysipeloid, cryptococcosis, avian mite dermatitis, and nontuberculous mycobacteriosis
Read about these conditions in bird owners:

April 28, 2009 Posted by | Journals | Leave a comment

Evidence-Based Endocrinology.

Evidence-Based Endocrinology. Victor M Montori (ed). Humana Press. 2008.

A collection of essays that address evidence-based medicine in the context of the practice of  endocrinology. The first section of the book looks at the history, philosophy  and practice of evidence-based medicine. This is followed by sections on Research Evidence for Evidence-Based Endocrine Practice and Case Studies in Evidence-Based Practice. Useful to postgraduates and faculty.

April 27, 2009 Posted by | Books | , , | Leave a comment

Diabetes. A Handbook for the Primary Healthcare Team.

Diabetes. A Handbook for the Primary Healthcare Team.

McDowell,  Matthews, Brown. Churchill-Livingstone. 2007.

Clearly written book on management of diabetes mellitus in the primary care setting. Clear recommendations and good references. Illustrated with short clinical cases. Useful for medical, pharmacy and nursing students. Only a few illustrations in B/W.

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Endocrinology. An Integrated Approach.

Endocrinology. An Integrated Approach.

Stephen Nussey and Saffron Whitehead. Bios Scientific Publishers Ltd. 2001.

An early attempt to provide an integrated approach to endocrinology. Lots of clinical cases within chapters. Other cases at end of chapters but answers not provided. Associated website no longer available (?). Although dated, the book is still useful.

April 27, 2009 Posted by | Books | , , , , | Leave a comment