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Oxford Medical Handbooks

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The Oxford Medical Handbooks are the market leading series of handbooks, written for a broad medical readership, from students, junior doctors and specialist trainees, to nurses, dentists, paramedics, and allied health professionals.


The series began with the publication in 1985 of the beloved Oxford Handbook of Clinical Medicine. Starting life as handwritten notes to help the authors get through their junior doctor years, it is now the world’s best-selling medical handbook. Since then the series has grown to around 50 books, covering medical specialties from paediatrics to geriatric medicine, and more. Titles fall into two broad categories; those for medical students and junior doctors, and those for specialist trainees.

Reputation for quality

The Oxford Medical Handbooks’ reputation is built on including only the best quality, clinically relevant information. Every book is reviewed by people who fit the profile of the intended readership, and each book is also checked by subject experts. Extensive market research makes sure that the books feature the most recent information about medical training and practice, so every book in the series delivers exactly what readers need. Where relevant, junior co-authors ensure the content is kept relevant to the core readership and reflects the reality of day-to-day medical practice.


How do I access Oxford Medical Handbooks?

  • Click here to go to the collection.
  • Select ‘Sign in via your Institution’.
  • Choose ‘NHS in England’ from the list of institutions.
  • Login with your NHS OpenAthens username and password.
  • Under the ‘Narrow Your Choices’ menu, go to ‘By Availability’
  • Tick the ‘Unlocked’ box and click ‘Submit’


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Last updated: September 17, 2020