Recognizing Clinical Patterns: Clues to a Timely Diagnosis

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Mark A. Marinella
Hanley & Belfus, 2001 - Medical - 257 pages
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This unique book presents the reader with a variety of concise vignettes, listing symptoms, signs, and brief supplemental data that point directly to a specific diagnosis. Key points of historical, lab, and physical finding follow each pattern, and an illustration is often included. An ideal tool for expanding diagnostic acumen and reducing reliance on medical testing, and great for rotations or preparation for the vignette-based USMLE examinations.

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Dr. Marinella is a perfect candidate to author this book. Having completed his Bachelor of Science at Mount Union College in Alliance, Ohio, he earned his M.D. and became a Fellow in Medical Oncology at Wright State University School of Medicine in Dayton, Ohio. He trained in internal medicine at the University of Michigan Medical Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and is currently practicing medical oncology in Dayton, Ohio. He is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and is a fellow of the American College of Physicians (F.A.C.P.). Between his internal medicine training and beginning his study of oncology, Dr. Marinella spent more than ten years as a hospitalist (hospitalbased general internist). He went on to master human physiology while caring for thousands of patients and teaching medical students and internalmedicine residents on a daily basis. During this time, he was an active member of his local church. Dr. Marinella has authored four books, five book chapters, and more than 100 published manuscripts in medical literature. by Steven D. Burdette, M.D.

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