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Book review
Mastering emergency medicine: a practical guide
  1. Dan Horner
  1. Correspondence to Dan Horner, Emergency Department, Central Manchester NHS Foundation Trust, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9WL, UK; danhorner{at}

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Edited by Chetan Trivedy, Matthew Hall, Andrew Parfitt. The Royal Society of Medicine, London, 2010, pp 492, £39.95, ISBN: 9781853157448

I will always be suspicious of a book that claims to make you a master of something. Especially in fewer than 500 pages. However, with the experience of recent clinical examinations still hauntingly fresh in my mind, I was delighted to see the long overdue publication of a dedicated OSCE text for emergency medicine. All other specialty exams have a go-to manual in times of need and it's about time ours did as well. I just had to shake off the bitterness that it came too late for me.

Chapter one reads as a generic introduction to any OSCE course and offers concise and …

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