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Acute Medicine: Clinical Cases Uncovered
  1. Rob Taylor
  1. Correspondence to Dr Rob Taylor, Consultant Emergency Physician, Emergency Department, Royal Cornwall Hospital, Truro TR1 3LJ, UK; robert.taylor{at}

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Edited By Chris Roseveare, Published by Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, 2009, 256pp, paperback, £19.99, ISBN: 978-1405168830

As all emergency physicians know, acute medicine has become a significant proportion of the emergency department workload. In Acute Medicine: Clinical Cases Uncovered, Chris Roseveare acknowledges the interface between acute and emergency medicine, with regards to shared skills and knowledge, as well as the greater depth of understanding that acute physicians should have with patients admitted to the acute medical ‘take’.

There are no surprises regarding the format of the book, which is one of the Clinical Cases Uncovered series. The main body of the text relates to 22 case presentations based on the ‘top 20 presentations’ as defined by …

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