This pocket version, based on the larger Bates’ Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking, 11th edition, by the same authors is excellent, capturing the details in a most efficient manner in a format that is easy to refer to. The text is a perfect mix of words in bulleted format, pictures, and tables.
Bates’ Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking provides authoritative, step-by-step guidance on performing the patient interview and physical examination, applying clinical reasoning, shared decision-making, and other core assessment skills—all based on a firm understanding of clinical evidence.
The clinical laboratory plays a critical role in the diagnosis and management of endocrine and related metabolic disorders, which are leading causes of morbidity and mortality in children and adults. The Handbook of Diagnostic Endocrinology, Third Edition, provides a ready reference for the evaluation, diagnosis, and monitoring of such disorders.