Clinical Examination

4th Edition



  • Owen Epstein
  • G. Perkin
  • John Cookson
  • Ian Watt
  • Roby Rakhit
  • Andrew Robins
  • Graham Hornett
  • Key Features

    • The anatomy & physiology coverage 'sets the scene' and refreshes students' memory on the science they studied earlier in their course
    • The signs & symptoms sections serve as a mini-textbook of medicine by highlighting most important diseases associated with each body system
    • The history-taking and examination sections alert students to general principles and particular considerations relevant to interacting with patients
    • Eight different types of boxes classify information on key aspects of the text: differential diagnosis; emergency topics; examination of the elderly; questions to ask; areas for review; risk factors; symptoms and signs; and ‘red flag’ issues
    • Nearly 1000 illustrations, including over 500 photographs of physical signs as they present in real life
    • Colour diagrams illustrate underlying structure and function as well as demonstrating examination techniques
    • Now available on Student Consult with full online access to the text and illustrations

    Table of Contents

    • Consultation, medical history and record taking
    • The General Examination
    • Skin, Nails and Hair
    • Ear, Nose and Throat
    • The Respiratory System
    • The Heart and Cardiovascular System
    • The Abdomen
    • Female Breasts and Genitalia
    • The Male Genitalia
    • Bone, Joints and Muscle
    • The Nervous System
    • Infants and Children


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    Mosby Ltd.
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    About the authors

    Owen Epstein

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Consultant Physician and Gastroenterologist, Royal Free Hospital NHS Trust, London, UK

    G. Perkin

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Consultant Neurologist, Charing Cross and HIllingdon Hospitals, London, UK Emeritus Consultant Neurologist, Charing Cross and HIllingdon Hospitals, London, UK

    John Cookson

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Dean of the Undergraduate School, Hull and York Medical School, University of York, York, UK

    Ian Watt

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Professor of Primary Care, Hull and York Medical School, University of York, York, UK

    Roby Rakhit

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Consultant Cardiologist and Honorary Senior Lecturer, Royal Free Hospital, London, UK

    Andrew Robins

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Consultant Paediatrician, Whittington Hospital NHS Trust, London UK

    Graham Hornett

    Affiliations and Expertise

    General Practitioner, Specialist in ENT, Surrey Primary Care Trust, Guildford, Surrey, UK