Reviewer: Vincent F Carr, DO, MSA, FACC, FACP (Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences)
Description: This is a study guide directed at Indian physicians written by a former dean of the Faculty of Medicine, Pune University, India.
Purpose: It is intended as a general medicine study guide to help students of medicine sharpen their clinical skills as physicians.
Audience: Its primary focus is on students, but it also serves as a tremendous asset for more experienced clinicians who wish to refresh their diagnostic memory and skills.
Features: The book is divided into clinical cases using a traditional organ systems approach. Each case chapter includes an introduction, etiological factors, salient clinical features, some organ system specific definitions in the differential diagnoses, investigations to help formulate the diagnosis, management pearls, and some questions and answers about the topic. The photographs and figures are well presented and there are numerous intuitive tables and figures.
Assessment: This well presented book of basic medical diagnoses that physicians may encounter in the everyday practice of medicine is a very good addition to the library of every primary care clinician.