"Hutchison's Clinical Methods", first published over a century ago, is the classic textbook on clinical skills. It provides an outstanding source of learning and reference for undergraduate medical students and postgraduate doctors. It seeks to teach an integrated approach to clinical practice, so that new methods and investigations are grafted onto established patterns of clinical practice, rather than added on as something extra. The text is organised so that both system-related and problem-oriented chapters are included. Particular emphasis is placed on the importance of the doctor-patient relationship, the essential skills needed for clinical examination, and for planning the appropriate choice of investigations in diagnosis and management.
Section 1 General patient assessment 1. Doctor and patient: General principles of history taking 2. General patient examination and differential diagnosis 3. Ethical considerations Section 2 Assessment in Particular Patient Groups 4. Women 5. Children and adolescents 6. Older people 7. Psychiatric assessment 8. Patients presenting as emergencies 9. Patients in pain Section 3 Basic systems 10. Respiratory system 11. Cardiovascular system 12. Gastrointestinal system 13. Locomotor system 14. Nervous system Section 4 Clinical specialties 15. Skin, nails and hair 16. Endocrine disorders 17. Diabetic and other metabolic disorders 18. Kidneys and urinary tract 19. Eyes 20. Ear, nose and throat 21. Sexually transmitted infections
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