Hutchison's Clinical Methods, 23/e
Hutchion's Clinical Methods, first published over a century ago, is the classic textbook on clinical examination. It provides an outstanding source of learning and reference for undergraduate medical students and postgraduate doctors.
Hutchison's Clinical Methods
An Integrated Approach to Clinical Practice
Hutchison’s Clinical Methods, first published over a century ago, is classic textbook on clinical examination. It provides an outstanding source of learning and reference for undergraduate medical students and postgraduate doctors. It teaches an integrated approach to taking a history, examining a patient and formulating a differential diagnosis. In this latest edition new methods and investigations are incorporated with established patterns of clinical practice, rather than added on as something extra. The text is organized so the both system-related and problem-oriented chapters are included. Particular emphasis is placed on the importance of the doctor-patient relationship, as well as the essential skills needed for clinical examination and for planning the appropriate choice of investigations in diagnosis and management.
- The book begins with a group of chapters that describe the general clinical assessment and the overall approach to a patient, including ethical considerations.
- A new section of six chapters groups together the clinical methods relevant to particular patient groups such as the elderly, the young, and those in pair or in emergency situations.
- five chapters cover the assessment of the core body systems – respiratory, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, locomotor and neurological.
- A final section groups together the key clinical specialties including skin, endocrine, diabetes and ENT.
This 23rd edition of Hutchison’s clinical methods is an invaluable resource for all those learning and training in medical and is an essential adjunct to a standard textbook of medicine, surgery or other specialty.