- Harmanjit Singh Hira, MD (General Medicine) DM (Pulmonary Medicine) FCCP, FIAMS, FNCCP, Director, Professor of Medicine, Head, Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Maulana Azad Medical College, Lok Nayak and GB Pant Hospitals, New Delhi, India
Clinical examinations of all organ systems provided in detail in the sections so that learners can understand easily. Each section is further subclassified in chapters, i.e. Functional Anatomy; History Taking (Symptomatology); General Physical Assessment; Physical Examination of the System; and Investigations. First section deals with General Methodology of History Taking, and General Physical Examination. Clinical tips are added for fast revision of text to prepare for examination by students. Illustrations on examination of patient including clinical methods shall help for easy understanding. Preparation of patients for various investigations, e.g. CT or MRI scans, etc. are described in detail. Sections on ‘Assessment of Status of Nutrition’, ‘Examination of Comatose Patient’, ‘Clinical Methods in Geriatric Medicine’ and ‘Clinical Methods in Pediatric Medicine’ are included. Chapter on ‘Medical Record’ is added. A performa in form of Appendix is provided to remember the steps of examination that will help the students not to miss any part of clinical examination. Description of important laboratory values as an Appendix is inserted. This book helps the undergraduate and postgraduate students and also practicing clinicians.
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