The Flesh and Bones of Medicine presents a concise, accessible account of general medicine and covers all the key concepts medical students need to know. It can be used either as an introduction to a topic, or as a revision aid. Each body system starts with The Big Picture which gives a descriptive overview of a subject. In the High Yield section, 30 fundamental principles underlying each body system are set out. These 30 principles are expanded into double-page spreads in the 'Fleshed Out' section where double-page explanations of the key principles clearly convey what medical students need to know. Difficult concepts are depicted by cartoon-strip illustrations, which enable rapid understanding and assimilation of information.
Big Picture Section - enables readers to relate detail to the subject as a whole
High Yield - prevents students from having large gaps in their knowledge. Can be used as a revision tool. Reinforces the major points.
Cartoon-strip illustrations - enable students to visualize difficult concepts in a step-by-step format. Allow information to be chunked into student-friendly sizes.
Double-page overviews - students can read summary of topic without cross-referencing to other pages. All laid out on one spread.
Edited by Graeme Currie, MBChB, DCH, Pg Dip M Ed, MD, FRCP (Edin) and Graham Douglas, BSc(Hons), FRCP, Consultant Physician, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary; Honorary Reader in Medicine, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK