This classic textbook aims to assist clinicians develop the consultation skills required to elicit a clear history, and the practical skills needed to detect clinical signs of disease.
Where possible, the physical basis of clinical signs is explained to aid understanding.
Formulation of a differential diagnosis from the information gained is introduced, and the logical initial investigations are included for each system.
The first part of the book addresses the general principles of good interaction with patients, from the basics of taking a history and examining, to the use of pattern recognition to identify spot diagnoses.
The second part documents the relevant history, examination and investigations for all the major body systems.
The third part illustrates the application of these skills to specific clinical situations.
The final part covers preparation for assessments of clinical skills and the use of these skills in everyday practice.
The book has accompanying videos demonstrating many of the key clinical examination routines as set out in the book.