Haematology at a Glance
- By: Nick Jenkins
Textbooks get you honours. I am convinced that the vast majority of students can pass even final medical exams without any recourse to books. They certainly don't need reference to those weighty tomes that seem only ever to be found on dusty shelves in medical school libraries. Perhaps the odd vade mecum such as the Oxford Handbook of Medicine and the British National Formulary are almost essential to a good student, but people pass exams without them.
The “At a Glance” series has always been a valuable addition to the bookshelf of the average student. They should tell you everything you need to know, and nothing that you don't. They should be the books that we all turn too the night before the exam. Remember that stage you get to when you have learnt about acid-base balance so many times that you can't even remember whether H+ ions make your