From a leading figure in Australian medicine comes this edition of thi s immmensely user-friendly reference that employs a symptom-based appr oach to clinical practice. For the full range of conditions met in pri mary practice, you'll review approach to the patient, the physical exa m, probable causes, differential diagnosis, and treatment strategies. Throughout, Dr. Murtagh adds his own clinical pearls that are both ins ightful and a delight to read. Superb illustrations demonstrate examin ation technqiue and abundant use of tables and charts makes diagnosis quick and easy. Most importantly, the clinical insights of internation ally recognized authority Dr. John Murtagh make this a unique and usef ul resource for the physician, nurse practitioner or physician assista nt.
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