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It is now 28 years since I had the honour of writing the foreword to the first edition of Practice Tips. Since then, the wisdom and practical skills of John Murtagh have spread throughout the medical world through his writings.

This eighth edition incorporates several new features, including an update on the management of emergencies, therapeutic plastic procedures, more injection techniques and the management of lumps and bumps. This edition includes a new chapter on technology, raising the awareness of the role of technology in improving access to information for everyday practice.

I have no doubt that this new edition of Practice Tips will find a place on the bookshelves of many practitioners in general practice and in emergency departments.


Clinical Associate Professor

Department of Surgery

Monash University


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