Now in its updated Seventh Edition, this popular Spiral(R) Manual is a step-by-step guide to the diagnostic workup of 75 of the most common clinical problems in internal medicine. The book focuses on the analysis of the presenting signs and symptoms, history, and physical examination and the appropriate use of laboratory and radiologic studies to reach a definitive diagnosis. Each chapter presents detailed information in an easy-to-follow outline format. Problem-Oriented Medical Diagnosis, Seventh Edition is the ideal "how-to" guide for residents, medical students, and nurse practitioners. It is also a valuable, time-saving memory aid for practicing physicians. Paperback edition available only in selected countries. Please check with your local representative or distributor.
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This is my first book that introduced me to the art and the beauty of differential diagnosis. If it were 20 years ago, no book might be able to compete with this book and I would recommend this book to a person who have desided to be a internal medicine doctor. But at present, I don't. The latest version is 7th edition(printed in 2001), but most of the content is even the same as that in the 1st edition(printed 20 years or so). Many method of treatment and diagnosis weren't updated. Besides, there are so many printing errors(e.g. P205, 208, 213, 238, 322...and more). As for the appearance, the composition of the current 7th edition is not as good as the 6th edition. It is more difficult to find the topic that you are interested in.(e.g. in chap 7. renal, electrolyte, blood-gas, and acid-base problems, all the subtopics are mixed in a mass). There are too less tables and figures, and some content of the table are not organized. I hope much more tables, figures, and algorithms, organized and updated content will show in the next edition.