Mini Kumar & Clark goes into its fifth edition! New to this best-selling, portable, quick reference to clinical medicine: fully updated in line with the latest edition of Kumar & Clark's Clinical Medicine ; new chapter on malignant disease; and, practical procedures and therapeutics taken into individual chapters as appropriate. From reviews of the previous edition: This really is an excellent medical textbook. It easily covers undergraduate medicine. Pocket Essentials is a great little book to review the night before you start on a rotation. It is small enough that you can easily read over the chapter and then appear on the ward with a good idea of what is going on. In short this book is concise, succinct and gets straight to the point. This book summarises everything you need to know: causes, diagnoses and treatments. I am finding this book very helpful and more importantly very concise. It has most things you need to know about common clinical pathologies. I turned to Pocket Essentials of Clinical Medicine as my clinical medicine reference guide - and what a guide! An excellent book, which gives you the clinical features, investigations and management for a whole variety of different illnesses. The book is clearly laid out, and even has normal blood chemistry values at the end. Do yourself a favour and buy this book! This mini paperback is a must for anyone studying medicine. It gives all the information one would need and all without the pain of carrying around a large book. I liked this book. It was useful having a smaller reference book to carry around on wards etcetera - it's more digestible and easier to follow than big K&C , and gives a little more background than the Oxford Handbook - and I know people who use it to revise for finals.