The Flesh and Bones of Medicine presents a concise, accessible account general medicine and covers all the key concepts medical students need to know. It can be used either as an introduction to a topic, or as a revision aid. Each body system starts with The Big Picture which gives a descriptive overview of a subject. In the High Yield section, 30 fundamental principles underlying each body system are set out. These 30 principles are expanded into double-page spreads in the 'Fleshed Out' section where double-page explanations of the key principles clearly convey what medical students need to know. Difficult concepts are depicted by cartoon-strip illustrations, which enable rapid understanding and assimilation of information.
* Big Picture Section - enables readers to relate detail to the subject as a whole
* High Yield - prevents students from having large gaps in their knowledge. Can be used as a revision tool. Reinforces the major points.
* Cartoon-strip illustrations - enable students to visualize difficult concepts in a step-by-step format. Allow information to be chunked into student-friendly sizes.
* Double-page overviews - students can read summary of topic without cross-referencing to other pages. All laid out on one spread.
Edited by Graeme Currie, MBChB, DCH, Pg Dip M, MD, FRCP (Edin) and Graham Douglas, BSc(Hons), MBChB, FRCPE, Consultant Physician, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary; Honorary Reader in Medicine, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK