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John Murtagh's General Practice is widely recognised as the gold standard reference and most influential publication for general practice and primary health care, both for doctors already established in practice and those starting out in their careers.

Now in its sixth edition, John Murtagh's General Practice is the result of John Murtagh's vast experience as a rural and urban general practitioner and a highly regarded educator.

This new edition is further enhanced by the contributions of Dr Jill Rosenblatt, who adds an additional level of authority to this respected title.

John Murtagh's General Practice sixth edition has been thoroughly revised and updated with a new chapter dedicated to cardiovascular along with key updates to the Child and adolescent health and Male health chapters.

About the authors

John Murtagh is Emeritus Professor in General Practice at Monash University; Professorial Fellow of General Practice at the University of Melbourne; Adjunct Clinical Professor in the Graduate School of Medicine, the University of Notre Dame; and Guest Professor at Peking University Health Science Centre, Beijing.

Jill Rosenblatt is a general practitioner and Adjunct Senior Lecturer in the School of Primary Health Care at Monash University. She has a wealth of rural and urban experience.

Praise for John Murtagh

You only need to look at how he writes his books to see that he is a great educator and a wonderful general practitioner who teaches in a very practical, intelligent and focused way, Michael Kidd, in Australian Doctor 2005 (as President of the RACGP)

Murtagh's textbooks and his teaching are equally legendary. General Practice, Patient Education and Practice Tips have sold more than 50,000 copies excluding nine language translations and several English reprints in India. John Murtagh has been voted to be in the top 10 of Australian Doctors 50 most influential people in general practice.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 1603 pages
  • 82 x 101 x 24mm | 3,092g
  • McGraw-Hill Education / Australia
  • Australia
  • English
  • 6th edition
  • w. 250 ill.
  • 1743760035
  • 9781743760031
  • 11,401

Table of contents

Table of Contents



Part 1 The basis of GP
Chapter 1 The nature and content of general medicine


Chapter 2 The family


Chapter 3 Consulting skills


Chapter 4 Communication skills


Chapter 5 Counselling skills


Chapter 6 Difficult, demanding and angry patients


Chapter 7 Health promotion and patient education


Chapter 8 The elderly patient


Chapter 9 Prevention in general practice


Chapter 10 Nutrition in health and illness


Chapter 11 Palliative care


Chapter 12 Pain and its management


Chapter 13 Research and eveidence-based medicine


Chapter 14 Travel medicine


Chapter 15 Tropical medicine and the returned traveller


Chapter 16 Inspection as a clinical skill


Chapter 17 A safe and diagnotic strategy


Chapter 18 Genetic conditions




Part 2 Diagnostic perspectives in GP
Chapter 19 Depression


Chapter 20 Diabetes mellitus: diagnosis


Chapter 21 Drug problems


Chapter 22 Anaemia


Chapter 23 Thyroid and other endocrine disorders


Chapter 24 Spinal dysfunction


Chapter 25 Urinary tract infection


Chapter 26 Malignant disease


Chapter 27 HIV/AIDS - could it be HIV?


Chapter 28 Baffling viral and protozoal infections


Chapter 29 Baffling bacterial infections


Chapter 30 Infection of the central nervous system


Chapter 31 Chronic kidney failure


Chapter 32 Connective tissue disease and the vasculitides


Chapter 33 Neurological disorders




Part 3 Problem solving in GP
Chapter 34 Abdominal pain


Chapter 35 Arthritis


Chapter 36 Anorectal disorders


Chapter 37 Thoracic back pain


Chapter 38 Low back pain


Chapter 39 Bruising and bleeding


Chapter 40 Chest pain


Chapter 41 Constipation


Chapter 42 Cough


Chapter 43 Deafness and hearing loss


Chapter 44 Diarrhoea


Chapter 45 The disturbed patient


Chapter 46 Dizziness/vertigo


Chapter 47 Dyspepsia


Chapter 48 Dysphagia


Chapter 49 Dyspnoea


Chapter 50 The painful ear


Chapter 51 The red and tender eye


Chapter 52 Pain in the face


Chapter 53 Fever and chills


Chapter 54 Faints, fits and funny turns


Chapter 55 Haematemesis and melaena


Chapter 56 Headache


Chapter 57 Hoarseness


Chapter 58 Jaundice


Chapter 59 Nasal disorders


Chapter 60 Nausea and vomiting


Chapter 61 Neck lumps


Chapter 62 Neck pain


Chapter 63 Shoulder pain


Chapter 64 Pain in the arm and hand


Chapter 65 Hip, buttock and groin pain


Chapter 66 Pain in the leg


Chapter 67 The painful knee


Chapter 68 Pain in the foot and ankle


Chapter 69 Walking difficulty and leg swelling


Chapter 70 Palpitations


Chapter 71 Sleep disorders


Chapter 72 Sore mouth and tongue


Chapter 73 Sore throat


Chapter 74 Tiredness/fatigue


Chapter 75 The unconscious patient


Chapter 76 Urinary disorders


Chapter 77 visual failure


Chapter 78 Weight gain


Chapter 79 Weight loss




Part 4 Chronic disorders: continuing management
Chapter 80 Allergic disorders including hayfever


Chapter 81 Anxiety disorders


Chapter 82 Asthma


Chapter 83 Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease


Chapter 84 Epilepsy


Chapter 85 Cardiovascular disease


Chapter 86 Hypertension


Chapter 87 Dyslipidaemia


Chapter 88 Chronic heart failure


Chapter 89 Osteoporosis




Part 5 Child and adolescent health
Chapter 90 An approach to the child


Chapter 91 Specific problems of children


Chapter 92 Surgical problems of children


Chapter 93 Common childhood infectious diseases (including skin eruptions)


Chapter 94 Behaviour disorders in children


Chapter 95 Child abuse


Chapter 96 Emergencies in children


Chapter 97 Adolescent health




Part 6 Women's health
Chapter 98 Cervical cancer screening


Chapter 99 Family planning


Chapter 100 Breast pain (mastalgia)


Chapter 101 Lumps in the breast


Chapter 102 Abnormal uterine bleeding


Chapter 103 Lower abdominal and pelvic pain in women


Chapter 104 Premenstrual syndrome


Chapter 105 The menopause


Chapter 106 Vaginal discharge


Chapter 107 Vulvar disorders


Chapter 108 Basic antenatal care


Chapter 109 Infections in pregnancy


Chapter 110 High-risk pregnancy


Chapter 111 Postnatal care




Part 7 Men's health
Chapter 112 Men's health: an overview


Chapter 113 Scrotal pain


Chapter 114 Inguinoscrotal lumps


Chapter 115 Disorders of the penis


Chapter 116 Disorders of the prostate




Part 8 Sexual Health
Chapter 117 The subfertile couple


Chapter 118 Sexual health


Chapter 119 Sexually transmitted infections


Chapter 120 Intimate partner violence and sexual assault




Part 9 Problems of the skin
Chapter 121 A diagnostic and management apprach to skin problems


Chapter 122 Pruritus


Chapter 123 Common skin problems


Chapter 124 Acute skin eruptions


Chapter 125 Skin ulcers


Chapter 126 Common lumps and bumps


Chapter 127 Pigmented skin lesions


Chapter 128 Hair disorders


Chapter 129 Nail disorders




Part 10 Accident and emergency medicine
Chapter 130 Emergency care


Chapter 131 The doctor's bag and other emergency equipment


Chapter 132 Stroke and transient ischaemic attacks


Chapter 133 Thrombosis and thromboembolism


Chapter 134 Common skin wounds and foreign bodies


Chapter 135 Common fractures and dislocations


Chapter 136 Common sporting injuries




Part 11 Health of specific groups
Chapter 137 The health of indigenous peoples


Chapter 138 Refugee health


Chapter 139 Catchy metaphors, similes and colloquial expressions in medicine


Appendix


Index
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About John Murtagh

John Murtagh MBBS, MD, BSc, BEd, FRACGP, DipObstRCOG
Emeritus Professor in General Practice, School of Primary Health, Monash University, Melbourne
Professorial Fellow, Department of General Practice, University of Melbourne
Adjunct Clinical Professor, Graduate School of Medicine, University of Notre Dame, Fremantle, Western Australia
Guest Professor, Peking University Health Science Centre, Beijing
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