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Macleod's Clinical Diagnosis, 1e


Macleod's Clinical Diagnosis, 1e

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    Alan G Japp MBChB(Hons)BSc(Hons)MRCPPhD(Author) Colin Robertson BA(Hons) MBChB FRCP(Ed) FRCS(Ed) FSAScot(Author)

2013 BMA Medical Book Awards Highly Commended in Medicine!

Macleod's Clinical Diagnosis is an innovative new book complementing its companion sister textbook, the internationally-respected Macleod's Clinical Examination. It is a practical manual of clinical assessment that describes how common presenting problems are evaluated and diagnosed in modern clinical practice. This book will be an invaluable resource for senior medical students and junior doctors as they attempt to make the difficult transition from mastering basic clinical skills to assessing patients in the real world of clinical medicine.

The format of the book is as follows:

  • Part 1: The principles of clinical assessment: in addition to defining the scope and remit of the book this initial group of chapters invites readers to reconsider the overall aims of clinical assessment, the contribution that each element of the assessment can make to these aims and how the approach must be adapted to fit the clinical context. It also touches on diagnostic theory and explains some different approaches to diagnosis.

  • Part 2: How to assess common presenting problems: this section forms the core of the book and consists of a series of 'diagnostic guides' covering the major presenting problems in medicine and surgery; these provide the reader with a system for how to use the tools of history-taking, physical examination and routine tests to arrive at a logical differential diagnosis. The guides also cover some limited 'post-diagnosis information' in the form of severity/prognostic indicators.
  • A unique book allowing a reader to apply the skills of clinical examination in the formulation of a differential diagnosis and placing a patient's symptoms in context.
  • Takes a problem-based approach to diagnostic reasoning, reflecting both modern medical and current educational practices.
  • Builds on the clinical skills outlined in the companion Macleod's Clinical Examination textbook.

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  • By A de Cristofaro on 25 April 2017

    Great book to buy for anyone doing the NMP course, a wealth of information and knowledge needed to enhance your clinical skills and diagnosis

  • By Paula on 6 May 2017

    Fantastic book , ideal for Advanced Nurse Practitioners in training or just to look back over. I am doing an MSc advanced practitioner & work full time in general practice , this book as been both valuable for Uni and for work !

  • By Mr N Banner on 11 August 2017

    A must for any practitioner

  • By Cumbers on 13 May 2013

    As a final year medical student about to start work I can definitely recommend this book to medical students, especially in their clinical years (i.e. second half of the course).Patients don't present with a particular condition (usually) - they present with a particular complaint, e.g. shortness of breath. This might have various causes: is it heart failure? Pneumonia? A pulmonary embolus? This book nicely fits into the gap between most books (which take a condition-based approach, in the main) and what patients actually present with. You wouldn't sit down and read it in an evening, because naturally it covers quite a broad array of topics, but for OSCE revision in particular I'd recommend it. The flowcharts are clear and useful and the use of colour is about right too.If I'd written/published the book, I would have reformatted it to be a handbook size volume, as a handbook at least stands some chance of fitting into a pocket - admittedly with a bit of bending and squeezing. It's not too thick or heavy and is ideal for a backpack or handbag, but is still a little large to sneak a peek at unobtrusively, for example in the middle of a ward round. Otherwise, an excellent book.Conflict of interest declaration: I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in order to review it.

  • By Blackcatlover on 17 April 2013

    This book is aimed at junior doctors, medical students, and also, but not perhaps consciously, hypochondriacs and malingerers. Regarding the latter, when describing your condition over the phone to your boss, you can go into it REALLY thoroughly so much so that the person taking your `sickie' call will probably end up feeling sorry for you!But of course I'm joking. There is also another category of person interested in such matters - the otherwise well-educated interested individual - which is an accurate description of my own good self.One reads these books hopping to increase knowledge of medical matters and there's always the urge to self-diagnose. Certainly the illnesses themselves are very well-described and there are numerous excellent photographs accompanying the lucid, easily understood text.I should imagine that this would be a superb book for its target audience; the book is well-written, logically arranged, with colour flow diagrams under general headings which describe the various conditions that the symptoms could be an indicator of.For would-be clinical diagnosticians, this book will be an essential training element.

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