The new, 2nd Edition of this practical guide employs a sign-oriented approach to the diagnosis of both common and rare medical disorders. This comprehensive collection of clinical pictures, organized by anatomical region, reflects actual clinical practice where a diagnosis has to be constructed from a single sign or a collection of signs. Fundamental, pathognomonic, and commonly seen specific and non-specific clinical signs are presented with clinical features highlighted for rapid recognition and interpretation. In addition, the book provides guidance on appropriate bedside clinical tests for establishing diagnoses.
“A picture is worth a thousand words” certainly holds true in medicine; you can read all you want about a physical finding, but nothing clarifies better than a picture. This book has over 1300 excellent color photos of various physical findings, pathological signs, and disease markers organized into sections that correspond to the various body parts: face, mouth, arms, legs, etc. They can be perused at random or consulted by specific body part to help with a diagnosis. Atlases usually have a sparcity of text, but the author manages to squeeze in a good amount of description and related information for enhanced learning. Great for students or veteran practitioners.
— David T. Adams —