- Publisher: Saunders (W.B.) Co Ltd
- Format: Paperback | 928 pages
- Dimensions: 100mm x 178mm x 36mm | 680g
- Publication date: 20 March 2012
- Publication City/Country: London
- ISBN 10: 0702033863
- ISBN 13: 9780702033865
- Edition: 4, Revised
- Edition statement: 4th Revised edition
- Sales rank: 8,554
This is a new, fully updated edition of Baliga's very popular collection of short cases arranged by clinical area, emphasising the key diagnostic features of clinical conditions as commonly presented in the short-case part of the Final MB and MRCP examinations. Also included are likely instructions or commands expected from the examiner for each condition, and the key points which the candidate must tell the examiner. This is a must-have for the final-year undergraduate and trainee doctor. From customer reviews of the previous edition: "This book is the most useful guide that money can buy for the final exams in the current MBChB undergraduate course. It covers important areas of clinical medicine in a question based format and highlights classical scenarios. The questions raised are classical of examiners in the long and short case examinations. This is a must buy for any undergraduate medical student". "The book is a must during the period that the young doctor or student is on the wards. It allows one to focus on the important physical findings and the relevant clinical pearls associated with the different medical conditions met...It discusses important physical findings and their diagnostic importance. I have found it useful in preparing for attending ward rounds and also for sharpening my clinical skills. The discussion section is well organised such that undergraduates as well as postgraduates can benefit and the material is up to date with good references for further reading". "Excellent preparation for finals as well the MRCP ...Must have before MRCP paces".
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By berniebh 09 Aug 2012
If you prefer to learn medicine by cases or diagnosis, this book is worth looking into. Compared to the previous 3rd edition, this 4th edition is a lot smaller and handy for wards/travel. Each diagnosis is written with history, salient features in history and examination, and how to diagnosis. The level of details is above a junior clinical medical student - but is close to the level of a final year medical student. There are also 'advanced level' questions written to each case, which are in the level of postgrad medicine and can be used to prepare junior doctors for MRCP.
Most of the images are black and white, but the important pictures that needed to be in color (i.e. dermatology, ophthalmology) are in color. This book does not replace a good clinical medicine textbook, but can be used in adjunct to allow the best learning and to cover the vast diversity of all areas of medicine and its subspecialties.
I especially like the chapter/case (number 125) of abdominal masses, covering the different diagnosis of masses in different regions of the abdomen. Succinct and well explained in preparation for final year OSCEs or postgrad PACES and for the very keen medical student.
This review is written by an Elsevier Student Rep.
Table of contents
Cardiovascular system Neurology Respiratory system Abdomen Rheumatology Endocrinology Dermatology Fundus Miscellaneous Index