Pocket guide to clinical examination by Owen Epstein; et al

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By Owen Epstein; et al

This useful, good illustrated consultant covers all points of sufferer exam. hold this functional textual content with you so that you can assessment the questions you'll want to comprise as a part of your background taking, the exam suggestions you can use for various physique structures and the featuring symptoms of universal issues. the hot fourth version contains over a hundred thirty color illustrations in addition to textual content packing containers to assist revision and assist in day-by-day medical duties.

  • The history-taking and exam assurance might be beneficial to scholars confronted with real-life sufferers for the 1st time by way of highlighting the main issues to remember
  • The symptoms & indicators sections describe an important illnesses linked to every one physique system
  • The numerous icon bins spotlight and summarise details on quite a number matters suitable to historical past and exam: the aged, emergency occasions, inquiries to Ask, etc
  • Colour photos depict the scientific manifestations as they found in real-life and 'real-life' exam techniques
  • Colour diagrams make clear exam technique
  • Fully up to date in accordance with the accompanying textbook scientific Examination
  • Increased emphasis on sufferer verbal exchange, particularly within the normal perform setting
  • Two new authors subscribe to the group bringing extra services to the Pocket Guide

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