History Taking in Medicine and Surgery

History Taking in Medicine and Surgery


By (author) Jonathan Fishman, By (author) Laura Fishman

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  • Publisher: PasTest
  • Format: Paperback | 416 pages
  • Dimensions: 138mm x 216mm x 24mm | 520g
  • Publication date: 20 September 2010
  • Publication City/Country: Knutsford
  • ISBN 10: 1905635680
  • ISBN 13: 9781905635689
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Sales rank: 128,554

Product description

This new edition has been thoroughly updated and offers the following for the undergraduate customer: 65 Presentations in an A-Z format - ensuring the medical student is never lost for words! Practice scenarios with answers - improve skills with a friend. Extensive information on the structural basis of History Taking. The symptoms-based format is designed to help the reader improve their history taking skills. Suggested prompt questions for core presentations ensure candidates are never lost for words. Case scenarios mean undergraduates can improve their skills with a friend. A unique section on asking difficult questions.

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Author information

Jonathan M Fishman BA (Hons), MA (Cantab), BM BCh (Oxon), MRCS (Eng), DOHNS (RCS Eng) Jonathan is an Oxford SpR in ENT and a member of the Royal College of Surgeons. He graduated with a triple first class honours degree in Natural Sciences from Sidney Sussex College, University of Cambridge and completed his clinical training at St John's College, Oxford and at the John Radcliffe Hospital. Jonathan spent part of his medical training at both Harvard University and at NASA space centre. Jonathan has extensive teaching experience and is primary author of six undergraduate and postgraduate medical textbooks. He was awarded Taylor and Howard-Agg Scholarships at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge and has been awarded the highly prestigious title of 'Lifelong Honorary Scholar', by the University of Cambridge, for academic excellence. In 2009 he was awarded the Royal Society of Medicine GlaxoSmithKline Fellowship Award for his academic achievements to date and in 2010 was awarded a Foreign and Commonwealth Office UK/USA fellowship. Jonathan is committed to a career in academic ENT, with a strong emphasis on teaching, education, research and career development. Laura M Fishman MB BS, BSc (Hons), nMRCGP, DFSRH Laura is the twin sister of Jonathan Fishman. She qualified from Imperial College, London with a first class honours BSc in Endocrinology. She undertook her medical rotations at St Mary's Hospital and at The Hammersmith Hospital in London, before joining Barnet VTS, where she completed the nMRCGP. She is now a GP Partner in Hertfordshire, with a special interest in teaching and education.

Review quote

"This book is a terrific guide for medical students when taking a patient's history. The common clinical problems are an excellent resource to enable them to build their confidence and formulate a plan when taking a history." 4th year medical student - Leeds University.

Table of contents

Foreword; About the authors; Introduction and how to use this book; Abbreviations; The structural basis of history taking; How to present the history; Abdominal masses and distension; Acute abdominal pain; Alcohol-related problems; Anorectal pain; Back pain; Breast lump; Change in bowel habit; Chest pain; Collapse, syncope and blackouts; Confusion; Constipation; Cough; Depression and anxiety; Diabetes; Diarrhoea; Dizziness and vertigo; Dyspepsia and indigestion; Dysphagia; Facial pain; Faecal incontinence; Falls and gait abnormalities; Fatigue and lethargy; Haematuria; Haemoptysis; Headaches; Hoarseness and voice disorders; Jaundice; Joint disorders (mono-/polyarthritis); Leg pain; Leg ulcers; Lower gastrointestinal bleeding; Lumps (general); Lymphadenopathy (general); Multiply injured patient; Neck lumps; Nipple discharge; Overdose; Palpitations; Pruritus; Pyrexia of unknown origin and fever; Rashes; Red eye; Shortness of breath; Swollen legs; Tremor and movement disorders; Upper gastrointestinal bleeding; Vaginal bleeding; Visual loss (acute and chronic); Vomiting; Weight loss; Asking difficult questions; Case scenarios; Index