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Horizons in Medicine 19: Updates on major clinical advances

A compendium of advances across medicine stimulates mild interest from this GP reviewer

A compendium of advances across medicine stimulates mild interest from this GP reviewer

As the title suggests, this book is the 19th in an annual series of volumes updating on major advances in different medical specialties. The collection of papers is based on the Advanced Medicine conference run each year by the Royal College of Physicians.

These include updates on chronic conditions such as Crohn's disease and osteoporosis, emerging and established infections such as Avian flu and HIV, new treatments such as biologics in rheumatology and - to attract a new readership – radiology, for the first time.

Each section is divided into the different specialties and these include cardiology, renal medicine, neurology and endocrinology.

For us GPs a lot of it will be a bit highfalutin, but the papers are more readable than your average Lancet paper and after each section there is a self-assessment questionnaire to check that you've read and understood the preceding papers correctly.

There will be certain papers which will interest certain GPs, so if you find haematology stirs the blood, respiratory takes your breath away or infectious diseases catching, this could be the book for you!

Rating: 3/5

Dr Iain Henderson

Horizons in medicine

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