An unusual assortment of nearly 50 topics are covered in this manual. As the editor suggests in the preface, it should be quite useful for the physician taking a first post-training position.
Among topics one rarely or never would find treated anywhere else are "Chair a Committee," "Give a Press Conference," "Become a Medical Journalist or Editor," "Appear on Television," "Prepare a Lecture," "Use an Overhead Projector," "Referee a Paper," "Deal With a Publisher," and "Beautify Your Old Hospital." Many chapters are only a few pages long, but the opening chapter, "Organise an International Medical Meeting," is more than 30 pages long and deals with a range of topics from "The Committee" to "The Dinner."
Some chapters, such as "Prepare an MD Thesis," are pertinent to a British audience, but even one such as "Giving Evidence"—a topic that is covered at greater length in many other books and symposia—still has