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  • Develop an aptitude for defining key topics, features and processes, vital for your FRCS (Tr&Orth) Viva exam success, with this newly updated and detailed guide. This new edition expertly delivers invaluable insights into tactics and planning, for candidates to sharpen exam skills, and gain confidence. Thoroughly updated to include an expanded basic science section, to answer all of your viva questions, this guide also supplies candidates with new illustrations and exam-specific diagrams; adapting to meet the expectations of a constantly changing syllabus. Vital for orthopaedic surgeons in training, this forward-looking text includes a drawing chapter, for candidates to practise creating succinct, exam-style illustrations, before the exam itself. Proactive in its approach, this book addresses the balance between trauma, general orthopaedics and basic science; by editors with extensive national and international experience of preparing candidates for the FRCS(Tr & Orth).

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  • Have you ever wondered where in the world did some test makers come up with impossible to answer questions? Well from the latest literature ofcourse. That’s how they can separate the average from the exemplary student. The review books in Nuclear Medicine and Nuclear Radiology focus on the ‘basics’ or the ‘core’ of the material hoping that if you can get the easy questions out of the way then at least you’ll be average. That’s great! No shame in being average. If you do have time and want to strengthen your core knowledge while preparing to beat the curve, then pick up this book. Doesn’t matter if you’re a medical student, a resident, technologist, or someone from a cross discipline. If you are interested in Nuclear Medicine, then you may find value in the teachings of this book. This is a high-yield review book in the form of discussion points to clarify different concepts in Nuclear Medicine and Nuclear Radiology that are commonly seen and tested. This book should be used to supplement the basic textbooks and is best read after at least some exposure to Nuclear Medicine. The chosen topics are based on the recommendation of the governing bodies for certification and from expert colleagues in the field. The size of the book is also importantly made so that you can hold it with one hand, put it in your coat pocket and keep it on your person. If you already own an e-reader, then you’re in luck. This title is also available in the kindle store.

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  • ‘One of the most fascinating books I have read in a long time. Engrossing, a haunting page-turner. A book I could not put down’ The Times, BOOKS OF THE YEAR
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    Meet the forensic pathologist, Dr Richard Shepherd.

    He solves the mysteries of unexplained or sudden death.

    He has performed over 23,000 autopsies, including some of the most high-profile cases of recent times; the Hungerford Massacre, the Princess Diana inquiry, and 9/11.

    He has faced serial killers, natural disaster, ‘perfect murders’ and freak accidents.

    His evidence has put killers behind bars, freed the innocent, and turned open-and-shut cases on their heads.

    Yet all this has come at a huge personal cost.

    Unnatural Causes tells the story of not only the cases and bodies that have haunted him the most, but also how to live a life steeped in death.

    Thoughtful, revealing, chilling and always unputdownable, if you liked All That Remains, War Doctor and This is Going to Hurt you’ll love this.
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    Included in The Times Books of the Year 2018

    ‘Gripping, grimly fascinating, and I suspect I’ll read it at least twice’ Evening Standard

    ‘A deeply mesmerising memoir of forensic pathology. Human and fascinating’ Nigella Lawson

    ‘An absolutely brilliant book. I really recommend it, I don’t often say that but it’s fascinating’ Jeremy Vine, BBC Radio 2

    ‘Puts the reader at his elbow as he wields the scalpel’ Guardian

    ‘Fascinating, gruesome yet engrossing’ Richard and Judy, Daily Express

    ‘Fascinating, insightful, candid, compassionate’ Observer

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  • ‘Beautifully written, passionate and moving, this is the book everyone should read about COVID-19’ Kate Mosse

    ‘Hard to put down’ Rachel Clarke

    ‘Gripping, humane, eye-opening and seriously tense’ Ian Dunt

    The first book to tell the full story of the COVID-19 pandemic from a doctor on the frontline.

    ALL ROYALTIES FROM SALES GO TO HEROES, A CHARITY PROTECTING AND SUPPORTING HEALTHCARE WORKERS.

    On the 8th of February, Dr Dominic Pimenta encountered his first suspected case of coronavirus. Within a week, he began wearing a mask on the tube, and within a month, he moved over to the Intensive Care Unit to help fight the virus.

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  • The bestselling real life story of a hapless junior doctor, based on his columns written anonymously for the Telegraph.

    IF YOU’RE GOING to be ill, it’s best to avoid the first Wednesday in August. 
    This is the day when junior doctors graduate to their first placements and begin to face having to put into practice what they have spent the last six years learning.

    Starting on the evening before he begins work as a doctor, this book charts Max Pemberton’s touching and funny journey through his first year in the NHS. Progressing from youthful idealism to frank bewilderment, Max realises how little his job is about ‘saving people’ and how much of his time is taken up by signing forms and trying to figure out all the important things no one has explained yet — for example, the crucial question of how to tell whether someone is dead or not.

    Along the way, Max and his fellow fledgling doctors grapple with the complicated questions of life, love, mental health and how on earth to make time to do your laundry.

    All Creatures Great and Small meets Bridget Jones’s Diary, this is a humorous and accessible peek into a world which you’d normally need a medical degree to witness.

    If you enjoy Trust Me, I’m a (Junior) Doctor, don’t miss the follow-up titles Where Does It Hurt? and The Doctor Will See You Now.

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  • It has been 30 years since Noel Fitzpatrick graduated as a veterinary surgeon, and that 22-year-old from Ballyfin, Ireland, is now one of the leading veterinary surgeons in the world. The journey to that point has seen Noel treat thousands of animals – many of whom were thought to be beyond help – animals that have changed his life, and the lives of those around them, for the better.

    If the No.1 Sunday Times bestseller Listening to the Animals was about Noel’s path to becoming The Supervet, then How Animals Saved My Life is about what it’s like to actually be The Supervet. Noel shares the moving and often funny stories of the animals he’s treated and the unique ‘animal people’ he has met along the way. He reflects on the valuable lessons of Integrity, Care, Love and Hope that they have taught him – lessons that have sustained him through the unbelievable highs and crushing lows of a profession where lives are quite literally at stake.

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  • Be ready. Be seated. See what courage sounds like. See how brave it is to reveal yourself in this way. But above all, see what it is to still live, to profoundly influence the lives of others after you are gone, by your words –Abraham Verghese, foreword to When Breath Becomes Air

    An intimate and exquisitely written meditation on the meaning of life by a young neurosurgeon facing terminal cancer. Dr. Paul Kalanithi wrote When Breath Becomes Air in the last 22 months of his life.

    The result is an inspirational account of family, medicine and literature, on publication swiftly finding an audience of booksellers moved by its gradual shift from hope to Kalanithi’s dignified acceptance of life’s end. We strongly recommend the emotional investment to read it.

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  • Discover all there is to know about human anatomy in DK’s latest concise visual guide to the human body. Fully updated to reflect the latest medical information, The Concise Human Body Book is illustrated throughout with colourful and comprehensive diagrams, photographs, scans, and 3D artworks, which take you right into the cells and fibres that are responsible for keeping your body ticking.

    The Concise Human Body Book provides full coverage of the body, function by function, system by system. In the opening chapter, colourful medical scans, illustrations, and easy-to-understand diagrams show you how the different parts of the body work together to produce a living whole. Eleven main body systems – including the skeletal system, cardiovascular system, and respiratory system – are then covered in intricate detail in the following chapters, with each section ending on common diseases and disorders that can affect that system.

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  • Top ten Sunday Times Bestseller ‘Engaging, ambitious and creative’ Guardian Where are we? Are we alone? Who are we? Why are we here? What is our future? Human Universe tackles some of the greatest questions that humans have asked to try and understand the very nature of ourselves and the Universe in which we live. Through the endless leaps of human minds, it explores the extraordinary depth of our knowledge today and where our curiosity may lead us in the future. With groundbreaking insight it reveals how time, physics and chemistry came together to create a creature that can wonder at its own existence, blessed with an unquenchable thirst to discover not just where it came from, but how it can think, where it is going and if it is alone. Accompanies the acclaimed BBC TV series. (16-page colour plate section), Index

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