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AL Cochrane Effectiveness and Efficiency. Random Reflections on Health Services. British Medical Journal & Nuffield Provincial Hospitals Trust, Cambridge University Press 1989. [ISBN 0 7279 0282 2].
Rod Smith, Shaun Brogan, Richard Stephenson, Janet Fitzgerald and Lesley Withers A Practical Guide to Fundholding Blackwell Science Limited (ISBN 0-632-03869-1) distributed in the UK by Marston Book Services, PO Box 87, Oxford OX2 0DT (Tel 01865 791155, Fax 01865 791927).
Benzeval, Judge & Whitehead Tackling Inequalities in Health King's Fund, London 1995. pp140 £14.95 ISBN 1 85717 088 1
Rona Campbell & Alison Macfarlane Where to be Born? National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit, Oxford, 2nd edition 1994. pp170 £7.00 ISBN 0-9512405-1-x.
Iain Chalmers and Doug Altman Systematic Reviews BMJ Publishing Group 1995. 117pp. £14.95. ISBN 0-7279-09054-5.
Walter Bodmer and Robin McKie The Book of Man Abacus, 1995, 353pp. £8.99. ISBN 0-349-10620-7.
Moore TJ Deadly Medicine New York: Simon & Schuster; 1995.
Undertaking Systematic Reviews of Research on Effectiveness Fourth CRD Report (from the Centre for Reviews and Dissemination at York).
John & Sean Paling Up to Your Armpits in Alligators 1993, 130pp. The Environmental Institute, 5822 NW 91st Boulevard, Gainesville, Florida 32653. ISBN 0-9642236-0-0. Cheque for $20 to John Paling & Co, Ltd. Tel 001 904 377-2142.
I.K.Crombie with H.T.O. Davies Research in Health Care 288 pages, Wiley; Chichester, 1996. ISBN 0-471-96259-7. £14.99
RG Jones & RB Payne Clinical Investigations and Statistics in Laboratory Medicine ACB Venture Publications 1997, 192pp, ISBN 0-902429-21-3, price £21.00.
IK Crombie The Pocket Guide to Critical Appraisal BMJ Publishing Group 1996, 66pp, ISBN 0-7279-1099-X, price £8.95.
Elaine Showalter Hystories: Hysterical Epidemics and Modern Culture PICADOR, London 1997, pp207. ISBN 0330 34670 9. £16.99
Trisha Greenhalgh How to read a paper BMJ Publishing. ISBN 0-7279-1139-2. 192pp. UK£14.95.
Peter L Bernstein Against the Gods John Wiley. ISBN 0-471-12104-5. 337pp. UK£17.99.
Cynthia Mulrow and Deborah Cook Systematic Reviews. Synthesis of best evidence for health care decisions American College of Physicians, Philadelphia, 1998. 115pp. ISBN 0-943126-66-5. (no price available).
Henry McQuay and Andrew Moore An evidence-based resource for pain relief Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1998. 264pp, ISBN 0-19-262718-X. £65 (also now available in paperback)
Stephen Senn Statistical Issues in Drug Development John Wiley & Sons, Chichester, 1997. 423pp, ISBN 0-471-97488-9, £50.
Sharon Strauss, Douglas Badenoch, Scott Richardson, William Rosenberg, David Sackett Practising Evidence-based Medicine Radcliffe Medical Press, Oxford, 1998. 80pp (email ).
Ian Wilkinson The Science of Presenting Well AACC Press, Washington 1998. 109pp, US$15. ISBN 0 915274 94 9.
Tracy Bury & Judy Mead Evidence-based Healthcare. A Practical Guide for Therapists Butterworth Heinemann, Oxford, 1998. 249 pp, £19.99. ISBN 0 7506 3783 8.
A Li Wan Po Dictionary of Evidence-based Medicine Radcliffe Medical Press, Abingdon, 1998. 165pp, £16.50. ISBN 1 85775 305 4.
Samuel Shem Mount Misery Black Swan £7.99 ISBN 0-552-99813-3
William H McNeill Plagues and Peoples Basil Blackwell, Oxford, 1977. ISBN 0-631-17880-5.
Pete Moore Pregnancy: A Testing Time Lion, 1997, 160pp, £7.99. ISBN: 0 7459 3819 1.
Jon Krakauer Into thin air; A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster Anchor ISBN 0-385-49208-1, £4.62 at Internet book shop
M Dunning, G Abi-Aad, D Gilbert, H Hutton, C Brown Experience, evidence and everyday practice: creating systems for delivering effective healthcare King’s Fund Publishing, London. ISBN 1 85717 239 6. pp 117. No price available. Available from King's Fund Bookshop Fax +(44) 171 307 2801.
PD Wall Pain the science of suffering Weidenfeld and Nicolson 1999 pp178 £14.99, ISBN 0 297 84255 2
John Diamond C Because cowards get cancer too... Vermilion London 1998 ISBN 0-09-181665-3 pp256 £6.99
John Bayley Iris A memoir of Iris Murdoch Abacus London ISBN 0 349 11215 0 pp294 £7.99
M Rees, DW Purdie Management of the Menopause. BMS Publications, Marlow. 1999. 78pp. ISBN 0 9536228 0 0. £10 plus postage from British Menopause Society, 36 West St, Marlow, Bucks SL7 2NB.
Clinical Evidence BMJ Publishing Group ISBN 0-7279 1364 6 ISSN 1462-3846. Price £45 for one year, two issues a year in June and December. Subscriptions from
HR Wulff & PC Gøtzsche Rational diagnosis and treatment: evidence-based clinical decision making. Blackwell Science, Oxford. 3rd edition. 221pp. ISBN 0-632-03197-2
M Dawes et al Evidence-based practice: a primer for health care professionals Churchill Livingstone, Edinburgh, 2000. 254pp. ISBN 0-443-06126-2
D Sackett, S Straus, WS Richardson, W Rosenberg, B Haynes Evidence-based medicine: how to practice and teach EBM Churchill Livingstone pp 260 plus CD ROM. ISBN 0-443-06240-4
M Tramèr Evidence based resource in anaesthesia and analgesia BMJ Books ( pp 220 ISBN 0-7279-1437-5
JA Senneff Numb toes and aching soles: coping with peripheral neuropathy. MedPres, San Antonio, Texas. 300 pp. ISBN 0-9671107-2-6 (hardback); ISBN 0-9671107-1-8 (paperback)
CP Price, JM Hicks Point of Care Testing. AACC Press Washington 580pp. ISBN 1-890883-23-9 Available from AACC online at
Gillian Butler and Tony Hope Manage Your Mind : The Mental Fitness Guide. Oxford University Press (paperback), 1995. ISBN 0-19-262383-4
Kay Mohanna & Ruth Chambers Risk matters in healthcare. Communicating, explaining and managing risk Radcliffe Medical Press, Abingdon, 2001. 114pp ISBN 1-85775-456-5
Phil Wiffen Evidence-based Pharmacy Radcliffe Medical Press, Abingdon, 2001. 182pp £19.95 ISBN 1-85775-384-4
Adrian Edwards & Glyn Elwyn Evidence-based patient choice Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2001. 330 pp. £19.95. ISBN 0-19-2631942
JA Muir Gray The resourceful patient eRosetta Press, Oxford, 2002. 150 pp. £14.50. ISBN 1-904202-00-4
E Ernst, MH Pittler, C Stevinson, A White The desktop guide to complementary and alternative medicine Mosby, Edinburgh, 2001. more than 400 pp, plus CD-ROM. Price not known. ISBN 0-7234-3207-4
Margaret Rees and David Purdie Management of the menopause BMS Publications, Marlow, 2002. 127pp, £15. ISBN 0-9536228-1-9
Claire Foster The ethics of medical research on humans Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2001. 159 pp, price not known. ISBN 0-521-64573-5
Gillian Hosie & John Dickson Managing Osteoarthritis in Primary Care Blackwell Science, Oxford, 2000. 144pp, price not known. ISBN 0-632-05353-4
Michael Gearin-Tosh Living Proof - a medical mutiny Scribner, 327pp, £14.99 ISBN 0-7432-0677-0 Published 2002
Barry Cunliffe The extraordinary voyage of Pytheas the Greek Allen Lane, The Penguin Press, 2001. ISBN 0-713-99509-2. pp 182, £12.99.
David Kernick Getting health economics into practice Radcliffe Medical Press, 2002. ISBN 1-85775-575-8. pp358, £ not known
Gerd Gigerenzer Reckoning with Risk Penguin Books Ltd, London, 2002. 250pp, plus glossary notes etc, £14.95.
Margaret Rees, David Purdie, Sally Hope The menopause. What you need to know BMS Publications 2003. ISBN 0-9536228-2-7. 105 pp £6.99
Khalid Khan, Regina Kunz, Jos Kleijnen, Gerd Antes Systematic reviews to support evidence-based medicine Royal Society of Medicine Press 2003. ISBN1-85315-525-X. 135 pp, £not known
Robert Twycross Introducing palliative care Radcliffe Medical Press 2003, Fourth Edition. ISBN 1-85775-915-X, 190 pp, £not known
Nigel Starey The challenge for primary care Radcliffe Medical Press, 2003. ISBN 1-85775-569-3. 240 pp £35
Gawande A Complications - A surgeon’s notes on an imperfect science London: Profile, 2002. £12.99
Baker, Hoey, Lipsky Drugs for Bugs Lippincot Williams & Wilkins 2003. ISBN 0-7817-4197-1. 212 pp, $12.95
Pollock NHS plc Verso, London, New York, 2004, ISBN 1-84467-011-2 260pp; £15.
T Murcott The whole story: alternative medicines on trial Macmillan, Basingstoke & New York, 2005, ISBN 1-4039-4500-4 167pp; £16.99
Jeanne Daly Evidence-based medicine and the search for a science of clinical care University of California Press. ISBN 0-520-24316-1. £41.95, US$ 65.00. 275pp.
MM Brown, GC Brown, S Sharma Evidence-based to value-based medicine American Medical Association Press. ISBN 1-57947-625-2. £52.25. 339pp
Jeanne Daly Evidence-based medicine and the search for a science of clinical care University of California Press. ISBN 0-520-24316-1. £41.95, US$ 65.00. 275pp
MM Brown & others Evidence-based to value-based medicine American Medical Association Press. ISBN 1-57947-625-2. £52.25. 339pp
Ed JM Tomlinson Sexual health and the menopause Royal Society of Medicine Press. ISBN 1-85315-620-5. £12.95. pp80
Ceri J Phillips Health economics: an introduction for health professionals Blackwell Publishing, BMJ Books. ISBN 0-7279-1849-4. 150 pp; Cost £24.95
Peter Tugwell & others Evidence-based rheumatology BMJ Books 2004. ISBN 0-7279-1446-4 540 pp; Cost £70
AJ Culyer The dictionary of health economics Edward Elgar Publishing. ISBN 1-84376-208-0 390 pp; Cost £95
Andrew Moore & Henry McQuay Bandolier's Little Book of Making Sense of the Medical Evidence Oxford University Press. 0-19-856604-2 / 978-0-19-856604-5 / 440 pp; Cost £24.95
Imogen Evans & others Testing treatments - better research for better healthcare The British Library. 2006. ISBN 0-712-3-4909-X. 116 pp; Cost £12.95.
Brian Sykes Blood of the Isles Bantam Press, London, 2006. pp 306. £11.99. ISBN 0-593-05653-1
Christopher Newdick Who should we treat? Rights, Rationing, and Resources in the NHS. Oxford University Press 2005. ISBN 0-19-926418-X. 270 pp. £29.95.
  Medical writing. A prescription for clarity Cambridge University Press, third edition, 2006. ISBN 10-0-521-85857-7. 250pp