According to the late American preacher Samuel McChord Crothers, "The trouble with facts is that there are so many of them." Nowhere is this saying more apposite than in medicine.Core Clinical Medicine is an intentionally short book aimed at the clinical student in his or her first clinical year. It is designed to be an accessible text that is easy to read from cover to cover, which gives the incoming student a non-specialized overview of the basics of general clinical medicine. The book covers the main pathological processes that can be at work, then considers the clinical disease that these processes bring to the different systems of the body.
Overview of Pathological Processes Causing Disease; System Failures; Heart Failure; Lung or Respiratory Failure; Gut Failure; Liver Failure; Renal Failure; Neurological Dysfunctions; Rheumatological Failure; Haematological Failure; Immunodeficiency; Major Sepsis; Major Haemorrhage; Some Typical Patient Pictures; The Arteriopath; The Alcoholic; Medical Problems of the Psychotic; The Very Sick Patient; The Intravenous Drug User; The Elderly Patient; The Very Obese; Cancer; Ten of the Best Times Four; Ten Emergencies in Medicine; Ten Presenting Problems; Ten Vital Tests; Ten Very Useful Drugs;