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SECTION I: History and examination Chapter 1 History taking, 3 Chapter 2 General examination, 25 Chapter 3 Examination of the cardiovascular system, 59 Chapter 4 Examination of the chest, 87 Chapter 5 Examination of the abdomen, 97 Chapter 6 Examination of the mental state, 112 Chapter 7 Examination of the nervous system, 122 Chapter 8 Assessment of disability including care of the elderly, 166 Chapter 9 Basic examination, notes and diagnostic principles, 173 Chapter 10 Presenting cases and communication, 185 SECTION II: Clinical investigation and practical skills Chapter 11 Clinical and radiological investigations, 201 Chapter 12 Endoscopy, 230 Chapter 13 Cardiological investigations, 236 Chapter 14 Practical skills, 279 Chapter 15 Common emergency treatments, 326 APPENDICES Appendix 1 Jaeger reading chart, 338 Appendix 2 Visual acuity 3 m chart, 338 Appendix 3 Cardiac arrest instructions, 340 Appendix 4 Duties of a doctor, 341 Appendix 5 Laboratory results-normal values, 342 Appendix 6 Examples of OSCE assessment stations, 349 Appendix 7 Rockall Score, 350 Index, 351

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The late Professor Robert Turner was Professor of Medicine at the University of Oxford. Dr Brian Angus is a Clinical Tutor in Medicine and Honorary Consultant Physician at John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford, and is the Editorial Advisor on Rapid Infectious Diseases. Mr Ashok Handa is a Clinical Tutor in Surgery and Honorary Consultant Surgeon at John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford. Dr Chris Hatton is a Consultant Haematologist at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford and is co-author of Lecture Notes on Haematology.


Published Reviews " Lecture Notes on Clinical Skills fits into both white coat and book budget, something the first year clinical student should bear in mind." GKT Gazette "It is a little smasher." Surgo, Glasgow University Medical School "An excellent reference for students and junior doctors on hospital clinical placements." Scottish Medical Journal "A very practical, 'white coat' text." Pediatric Endocrinology Reviews

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