Oxford Handbook of Clinical and Laboratory Investigation 4th Edition PDF
Six years have elapsed since the third edition of this book was published and during that time there have been advances in investigative techniques, both laboratory- based and clinical. My own specialty, haematology, has seen refinements in diagnostic tests for conditions such as leukaemias and lymphomas, but there have also been developments in the red cell and clotting arenas. My colleagues in other clinical specialties have also enjoyed advances within their own disciplines, and in order to make the book truly contemporary, we have had to update all sections of the book bringing in all of these new techniques.
As before, I have had the privilege to work with leaders in all branches of medicine who have given up their time to update their chapters, bringing them right up- to- date, and I am immensely grateful to them. I am also indebted to Oxford University Press for their tireless work on this Oxford Handbook which has been used by clinicians worldwide for 14 years. It has grown from 600 pages to almost 1000 in that time! If this small book has helped in the diagnosis of patients, then I feel we have achieved our task. Special thanks go to Michael Hawkes, Elizabeth Reeve, and many others who have helped bring this book to publication.