5th Edition

Browse's Introduction to the Symptoms & Signs of Surgical Disease

Edited By

Steven Corbett

ISBN 9781444146035
Published October 22, 2014 by CRC Press
624 Pages

USD $61.95

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Book Description

Written for medical students and junior doctors, the fifth edition of this essential textbook has been fully revised and updated, including additional illustrations and photographs. The text teaches the clinical symptoms and signs of surgical disease, stressing the importance of a thorough history and bedside examination. By presenting the symptoms and signs in a formalised, systematic manner and by describing in detail the techniques of clinical examination, this text enables students to elicit key symptoms and make sound clinical decisions.

Table of Contents

History Taking and Examination

The Heart, Lungs and Pleura

The Brain, CNS and Peripheral Nerves

The Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue

The Symptoms, Signs and Emergency Management of Major Injuries

Musculoskeletal Conditions

Bones and Joints of the Upper Limbs (Including Hands)

Bones and Joints of the Lower Limbs (Including Feet)

The Spine and Pelvis

The Arteries, Veins and Lymphatics

The Mouth, Tongue and Lips

The Neck and Salivary Glands

The Breast

The Abdominal Wall, Herniae and the Umbilicus

The Abdomen

The Rectum and Anal Canal

The Kidneys, Urinary Tract and Prostate

The External Genitalia

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"The first edition was written by a British surgeon with the aim of helping medical students learn how to take a full history and conduct a full clinical examination of patients with surgical disease. The fifth edition remains true to this original goal. The book is meant to be affordable, and the didactic material is well served by duplication in ebook format … [which] is intended to provide portability and the ability to highlight information. This is an excellent book that amply fulfills its promise of providing information for medical students."
—Carol Scott-Conner, MD, PhD, MBA, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics for Doody's Review Service