Macleod's Clinical Examination - 14th Edition - ISBN: 9780702069932, 9780702069918

Macleod's Clinical Examination

14th Edition

Editors: J. Alastair Innes Anna Dover Karen Fairhurst
Paperback ISBN: 9780702069932
Paperback ISBN: 9780702069925
eBook ISBN: 9780702069918
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 10th July 1995
Page Count: 400

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This classic textbook sets out clearly and concisely how to evaluate symptoms and elicit relevant physical signs. It describes the practical skills which every clinician must acquire and develop in order to evolve diagnostic procedures and management strategies and plans.

Key Features

  • The book starts with a general section on the principles of history taking and the general examination that provides the framework for a patient examination.
  • The second system-based examination section documents the relevant history, examination and investigations for all the major body systems.
  • A newly arranged third section covers history and examination in specific situations and emphasises an integrated and structured approach to these patients.
  • A final section spells out how to put the techniques learned in the book into use both in clinical practice and when preparing for assessment.
  • Available with full online access on Student Consult and ancillary videos demonstrating key clinical examination routines following the format laid out in the book.

Table of Contents

Section 1: Principles of clinical history and examination

  • Managing clinical encounters with patients
  • General aspects of history taking
  • The value of initial observations

Section 2: System based examination

  • The cardiovascular system
  • The respiratory system
  • The gastrointestinal system
  • The nervous system
  • The visual system
  • The ear, nose & throat
  • The endocrine system
  • The reproductive system
  • The renal system
  • The musculoskeletal system
  • The skin, hair and nails

Section 3: Applying history and examination skills in specific situations

  • Babies and Children
  • Patients with mental illness and learning disability
  • The frail elderly
  • Examining the deteriorating patient
  • History and examination towards the end of life

Section 4: Putting History and Examination skills to Use

  • Preparing for assessments of clinical skills
  • Preparing for practice


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About the Editor

J. Alastair Innes

Affiliations and Expertise

Consultant Physician and Honorary Reader in Respiratory Medicine, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh, UK

Anna Dover

Affiliations and Expertise

Consultant in Diabetes, Endocrinology and General Medicine, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh; Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer, University of Edinburgh, UK

Karen Fairhurst

Affiliations and Expertise

General Practice Principal, Mackenzie Medical Centre, Edinburgh, UK.