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Junior doctors: Books and e-books

Print books

You can borrow print books anytime as there is 24/7 access to the library with a Trust ID badge. We have a self-issue machine to borrow, renew and return your books.

If you are not based at Stoke Mandeville, we can send books to you via the internal mail email

You can also ask us to obtain books not in stock.

New books - highlights

Exam books in the library

The library also has a number of revision books - find out what is available via the library catalogue. We can also order titles in that are not in stock.

Key e-books on ClinicalKey

ClinicalKey has over 1000 e-books, here is just a small selection of titles available:

  • Abeloff's Clinical Oncology
  • Andrew's Diseases of the Skin
  • Avery's Diseases of the Newborn
  • Berne & Levy Physiology
  • Bradley's Neurology in Clinical Practice
  • Braunwald's Heart Disease
  • Campbell's Operative Orthopaedics
  • Campbell- Walsh Urology
  • Caplan's Stroke
  • Churchill's Pocketbook of Differential Diagnosis
  • Dacie and Lewis's Practical Haematology
  • Davidson's Principles and Practice of Medicine
  • Epstein - Clinical Examination
  • Goldman-Cecil Medicine
  • Grainger & Aliisons Diagnostic Radiology
  • Green's Operative Hand Surgery
  • Gray's Anatomy
  • Harriet Lane Handbook
  • Illustrated Texbook of Paediatrics
  • Kelley's Textbook of Rheumatology
  • Kumar and Clark's Clinical Medicine
  • Macleod's Clinical Examination
  • Neligan's Core Procedures in Plastic Surgery
  • Nelson's Textbook of Paediatrics
  • Oh's Intensive Care Manual
  • Principles and Practice of Surgery
  • Rang and Dale's Pharmacology
  • Rennie and Roberton's Textbook of Neonatology
  • Rosen's Emergency Medicine
  • Robbin's Basic Pathology
  • Sim's Symptoms in the Mind
  • Smith and Aitkenhead's Textbook of Anaesthesia
  • Textbook of Adult Emergency Medicine
  • Textbook of Orthopaedics, Trauma and Rheumatology
  • Total Burn Care
  • Wall and Melzack's Textbook of Pain
  • Weedon's Skin Pathology
  • Williams' Textbook of Endocrinology


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