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John Murtagh and Jill Rosenblatt. Published by McGraw Hill, Oct 2010. ISBN 9780070285385. Contains 1535 pages. Price A$175/NZ$194 (incl. GST)It seems like yesterday when I very positively reviewed John Murtaghs first edition of cGeneral Practiced. This fifth edition is much of the samebut is so much more sophisticated, comprehensive, readable and all round better than the first.This is a superb text for general practitioners, for GP registrars, and for medical students. It is down-to-earth, practical, and very adequately referenced. Of some 1500+ pages it provides a wealth of up-to-date information of common as well as esoteric diseases.The book is evidence-based, has many clinical photographs, and in addition, has some coverage of complementary therapies. It is well laced with practice tips, as well as red and yellow cflagsd to alert the reader of potential dangers.Murtagh is a prolific author and his material all has direct application to general practice. He has a background as a rural general practitioner, became an academic GP, and he never lost sight of the wood for the trees, remaining in active clinical practice for the duration of his academic career. He held the Chair of General Practice at Monash University for many years, succeeding the late Neil Carson. He has coauthored this text with Dr Jill Rosenblatt to whom he is married.I have absolutely no hesitation whatsoever in recommending this book, which in my opinion is the best available practical text for general practice. It should be on every GP's shelf!Jim Reid Head of Department Department of General Practice University of Otago, Dunedin

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John Murtagh and Jill Rosenblatt. Published by McGraw Hill, Oct 2010. ISBN 9780070285385. Contains 1535 pages. Price A$175/NZ$194 (incl. GST)It seems like yesterday when I very positively reviewed John Murtaghs first edition of cGeneral Practiced. This fifth edition is much of the samebut is so much more sophisticated, comprehensive, readable and all round better than the first.This is a superb text for general practitioners, for GP registrars, and for medical students. It is down-to-earth, practical, and very adequately referenced. Of some 1500+ pages it provides a wealth of up-to-date information of common as well as esoteric diseases.The book is evidence-based, has many clinical photographs, and in addition, has some coverage of complementary therapies. It is well laced with practice tips, as well as red and yellow cflagsd to alert the reader of potential dangers.Murtagh is a prolific author and his material all has direct application to general practice. He has a background as a rural general practitioner, became an academic GP, and he never lost sight of the wood for the trees, remaining in active clinical practice for the duration of his academic career. He held the Chair of General Practice at Monash University for many years, succeeding the late Neil Carson. He has coauthored this text with Dr Jill Rosenblatt to whom he is married.I have absolutely no hesitation whatsoever in recommending this book, which in my opinion is the best available practical text for general practice. It should be on every GP's shelf!Jim Reid Head of Department Department of General Practice University of Otago, Dunedin

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Abstract

Aim

Method

Results

Conclusion

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Jim Reid, Head of Department, Department of General Practice, University of Otago, Dunedin

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John Murtagh and Jill Rosenblatt. Published by McGraw Hill, Oct 2010. ISBN 9780070285385. Contains 1535 pages. Price A$175/NZ$194 (incl. GST)It seems like yesterday when I very positively reviewed John Murtaghs first edition of cGeneral Practiced. This fifth edition is much of the samebut is so much more sophisticated, comprehensive, readable and all round better than the first.This is a superb text for general practitioners, for GP registrars, and for medical students. It is down-to-earth, practical, and very adequately referenced. Of some 1500+ pages it provides a wealth of up-to-date information of common as well as esoteric diseases.The book is evidence-based, has many clinical photographs, and in addition, has some coverage of complementary therapies. It is well laced with practice tips, as well as red and yellow cflagsd to alert the reader of potential dangers.Murtagh is a prolific author and his material all has direct application to general practice. He has a background as a rural general practitioner, became an academic GP, and he never lost sight of the wood for the trees, remaining in active clinical practice for the duration of his academic career. He held the Chair of General Practice at Monash University for many years, succeeding the late Neil Carson. He has coauthored this text with Dr Jill Rosenblatt to whom he is married.I have absolutely no hesitation whatsoever in recommending this book, which in my opinion is the best available practical text for general practice. It should be on every GP's shelf!Jim Reid Head of Department Department of General Practice University of Otago, Dunedin

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Abstract

Aim

Method

Results

Conclusion

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Jim Reid, Head of Department, Department of General Practice, University of Otago, Dunedin

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