VGC.Bailliere Tindall,1990.Second edition.Large format paperback(some nicks and creases on the edges of the cover and spine)in VGC.Illustrated with colour,b/w drawings,diagrams,stats.Nice and clean pages with some pencil marks impressions on some pages,small nicks on the outer edge of the pages,small nicks and a couple of creases on the edges of the pages.Nice and clean book.Edited by Parveen J. Kumar & Michael L. Clark.1126pp including Appendices and index.This is very heavy paperback(2.2 kg approx.excluding packaging). This is another paragraph Review: I have seen this book mature over the editions and the latest incarnation does the lineage proud. This is one of a select few books that deserves to be in most doctors' personal possession and it's as simple as that. n nClinical medicine impacts on every aspect of medicine and so most doctors in most specialties should have one general medical textbook in their possession and this one certainly fits the bill. This is primarily a British textbook with a wide range of contributors. However there is also an international advisory panel which gives this book global appeal and it is good to see a British textbook still slugging it out with the big guns. This is a big book and is over 1500 pages and despite being a paperback, it can survive the ravages of regular use. The depth of coverage is superb and will certainly help the majority of users from general clinicians to all the specialties. It will make a superb reference source as well. n nThere is extensive use of colour, boxes, tables and pictures whilst the text is eminently readable, understandable and up to date. Over several months usage, I found it comprehensive, accessible and answered the majority of my clinical medical questions with common and unusual topics covered in sensible detail. Dermatology and special senses are also covered as well as all the usual suspects.