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Edited by Stuart Bloom, George Webster. Oxford: Published by Oxford University Press, 2006, £29.95, pp 726. ISBN 0-19-856652-2
This is one of the latest additions to the Oxford handbook series, which now comprises over 30 titles covering the entirety of medical practice. It is aimed at medical students, doctors in training, nurses and general practitioners. It is also designed to be a useful aide memoire for senior gastroenterologists. Now that the days of doctors wearing white coats with capacious pockets are over, at least in the UK, it is intended to be carried in rucksacks or handbags. It weighs in at 402 g so is practical to be carried around hospital wards and outpatient departments.
It is divided into four sections, which have colour-coded pages to …
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