Dewhurst's Textbook of Obstetrics and Gynaecology for Postgraduates

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Keith Edmonds
Wiley, Dec 23, 1999 - Medical - 622 pages
As a result of the accelerating pace with which new knowledge is gathered and new developments are brought into practical use, it is essential that the specialist keeps abreast of current trends. The new Sixth Edition of this highly-acclaimed and well-established text has been extensively revised and updated to provide the postgraduate studying for the MRCOG examination with the most up-to-date information available. Under the expert supervision of a new editor, Mr Keith Edmonds, the book has been comprehensively revised and given a completely new look with the addition, for the first time, of colour illustrations and two-colour text. There are also five new chapters.


The thorough reworking of all chapters and the contributions of many newly emerging experts in their various fields will perpetuate the excellent tradition of this 'classic' text into the next century. Readers will find the book stimulating and educational, and a reference text that will enhance their knowledge and practice.

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They say what doesn't kill you makes you stronger. That's certainly the case when it comes to author and public speaker Keith Edmonds. Experiencing a childhood marred by tragedy, he was faced early on with choices no child should ever have to make. "When something tragic in life occurs, you have three choices: you can bottle it up, develop resentment, or face the situation head-on - the third being the choice I've made." It is with this resilient attitude that Keith, despite the resonating effects of his tragedy, has been able to build a life he loves and share his story with others. Where most children's memories begin with riding bikes and playing with neighborhood friends, Keith's began in a more sinister way. The son of single mother, Brenda, his biological father, had never been a part of his life. When Keith was just 14 months old, Brenda began dating her neighbor's brother, Michael Allen. "He was a guy that was always around and was really playful with Keith - he seemed like a nice guy." Nonetheless, things aren't always what they seem. On November 18th, 1978, things took an unexpected turn. After being drugged, his mother woke to screaming and soon discovered the unimaginable: her son had sustained third degree burns to his face. Unsure as to how it happened, Keith soon became a ward of the state of Michigan and spent four months in the hospital recovering from his burns. Allen, soon confessed and the evidence supported his involvement in Keith's burning and he went on to spend 14 years in prison. His mother, who still has no recollection of that night, was inevitably cleared by the court system and regained custody of Keith.

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