Oxford Handbook of Tropical Medicine

Oxford Handbook of Tropical Medicine
4th Ed.
2014 © Oxford University Press
Robert Davidson; Andrew Brent; Anna Seale
ISBN-13: 978-0-19-969256-9
Infectious Diseases


The Oxford Handbook of Tropical Medicine, fourth edition is the definitive resource for medical problems in tropical regions, and in low-resource settings. Comprehensive in scope, and concise in style, this portable guide ensures that you always have the vital information you need at your fingertips.

Fully revised and updated for its fourth edition, it includes brand new chapters on humanitarian crises, poisoning and envenoming, nosocomial infections, and antibiotic resistance. The paediatric illness sections have been expanded, and website links have been fully updated and extended. With the clear, easy-reference style of the trusted Oxford Handbook format, written and reviewed by an international team of clinical experts, this is a truly global handbook and an essential resource. Make sure you never leave home without it!

Product Description:

  • • A comprehensive reference guide, in a concise, easy-reference style
  • • The authoritative guide to all essential information, from common problems to rare diseases
  • • A lifeline for all medics working in tropical environments and low-resource settings
  • • Practical evidence-based advice on diagnosis, clinical features, and management
  • • 124 illustrations, with 34 colour plate images

New to this Edition:

  • • Fully revised and updated, with latest clinical information and guidelines
  • • Contains new images and tables to enhance ease-of-reference
  • • Includes additional topics and new chapters on nosocomial infection, antibiotics, and humanitarian crises

Doody's Reviews

Score: 86/100
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Quotes, Reviews or Testimonials

"This new edition is a more comprehensive clinical handbook than its predecessors, with new sections on obstetric emergencies, pediatric HIV, antibiotic stewardship, healthcare in humanitarian crises, and enhanced sections on noncommunicable diseases as well as updates on HIV, TB, malaria, diarrheal diseases, and tropical diseases. This is a useful resource for healthcare providers who work in limited-resource settings and/or in tropical areas."

-- Jason Beste, MD (University of Washington School of Medicine) Doody's Review

"Based on current WHO guidelines, this is a well written, comprehensive handbook of clinical tropical medicine that will be useful for practitioners in isolated settings."

-- Winnie Ooi, MD, MPH, DMD (Harvard Medical School) Doody's Review - previous edition


Trainees and clinicians in the tropics, medical officers working in district or rural level hospitals, or in private practice in the developing world, junior doctors on electives and medical students. Nursing and paramedical staff in the tropics.

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