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Macleod's Clinical Examination, 12th Edition

With STUDENT CONSULT Online Access


The 12th Edition of this famous medical textbook, which was ‘Highly Commended’ in the 2006 British Medical Association Medical Book Competition, builds on the extensively rewritten previous edition. Over 500 clinical photographs and diagrams now illustrate the text, whilst new topics have been added to make the book even more comprehensive. A complementary DVD now accompanies the book, with specially-recorded videos demonstrating many of the clinical examination routines as they are described in the main text. The book is written by a team of editors and contributors who are all active clinicians and experts in their specialist fields, including in general practice where much of clinical teaching is now based. It describes the practical skills which every clinician must acquire and develop in order to evolve diagnostic procedures and management strategies and plans.

Table of Contents

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New to This Edition

    • The complementary DVD contains over two hours of specially-recorded videos demonstrating many clinical examination routines following the outline described in the main text.
    • A new introductory chapter emphasises the important principles in beginning a patient examination.
    • Two new chapters focus more precisely on the Skin and the Endocrine System, areas previously covered in the more general examination sections of the book.
    • A new chapter on the Examination of the Eye, previously incorporated into the examination of the neurological system.
    • Two new chapters focus on specific situations:.
      • Pre-operative Assessment looks at the examination required of a patient prior to sedation and anaesthesia.
      • Examination to confirm death.
    • The book now includes over 50 clinical examples in OSCE format, as used in final MB and MRCP (UK) PACES examinations, to help with revision.

Key Features

    • This text provides a clear description of the fundamental skills of patient evaluation and examination, answering the cunning questions which arise from this.
    • Starts with a general overview section on history taking and the general examination that provide the framework on which to hang the detail.
    • The systematic examination section documents clearly the relevant history, examination and special investigations as well as giving advice on their significance.
    • The final section covers specialised areas and emphasises an integrated and structured approach to these patients.
    • Closely linked to its sister publication, Davidson’s Principles & Practice of Medicine, which complements the information in this text.
    • Available with full online access on Student Consult and with a DVD of specially-recorded videos demonstrating key clinical examination routines following the format laid out in the book.

Published Reviews

    "The book is extremely well laid out with each chapter covering a different system and a basic review of the relevant anatomy prior to exploring symptoms associated with pathology to that system and the physical examination. Althought it may look a little intimidating at first, this book manages to deliver crucial information ( especially for OSPE revision) without losing the simplicity which makes it so readable."

    MedSaint, January 2013

Author Information

    By Graham Douglas, BSc(Hons), MB, ChB, FRCPE, Consultant Physician, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary; Honorary Reader in Medicine, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK; Fiona Nicol, BSc(Hons), MB, BS, FRCGP, FRCPE, GP Principal and Trainer, Stockbridge Health Centre; Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK and Colin Robertson, BA(Hons), MB, ChB, FRCPE, FRCS(Ed), Consultant Physician and Honorary Professor in Emergency Medicine, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK

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  • Paperback
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  • 488 Pages
  • Trim Size: 7 7/16 X 9 11/16 in
  • Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
  • ISBN: 978-0-443-06848-5
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  • Copyright: 2009