An Insiders Guide to Clinical Medicine,1st Edition pdf free download

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This is one single guide which can be safely relied upon to deal with the practicals of Final MBBS Part II. This book has been made to solve case sheets on all organ systems with added emphasis on the common examination cases. The book is dealt with spot and short cases which are meant to test a student’s take on the bigger pictures of diseases. The diagnostic clues given in this book will help the student to arrive at a definitive decision sooner. X-rays, spotters and instruments are dealt with extensively and in exquisite detail.


  • Contains everything required for practical examination for medical students (both undergraduates and postgraduates).
  • Each of the chapter has been organized and described under the headings of case sheet format, diagnosis format, discussion on symptomatology, discussion on examination and summary of findings.
  • Comprehensive collection of all aspects of practical examination: Long Cases, Short Cases and Semi-long Cases; ECGs and X-rays; Instruments and Spotters; and Laboratory data interpretation.
  • Separate chapter on prerequisites for practical examination and common cases.
  • Exclusive sections for case sheet format, diagnosis format and system-wise summary of findings.
  • Annexures for last minute revision which include commonly asked definitions and grading systems with standard references.
  • Chapters on comprehensive geriatric assessment and approach to psychiatric illnesses.
  • All the clinical aspects have been thoroughly verified from standard textbooks and articles.
  • All the clinical examination skills have been described in a simple language with relevant illustrations.
  • For ease of understanding and revision, most of the points have been put in tabular format.

Author: Boloor Archith

Affiliation: Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Mangaluru, Karnataka, India

Author: Padakanti Anudeep

Affiliation: Kasturba Medical College, Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Mangaluru, Karnataka, India

ISBN: 9789389587876

Specialty: Medicine

DOI: 10.5005/jp/books/18224

Edition: 1st

Publishing Year: 2020

Pages: 532

Book Type: Textbook


Chapter Name Pages Action

Prelims i-xxi

Chapter-01 Prerequisites for Practical Examination and Common Examination Cases 1-3

Chapter-02 General Examination 4-52

Chapter-03 Respiratory System Examination 53-92

Chapter-04 Cardiovascular System Examination 93-134

Chapter-05 Gastrointestinal System 135-179

Chapter-06 Nervous System 180-342

Chapter-07 Rheumatology 343-367

Chapter-08 Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment 368-375

Chapter-09 Approach to Psychiatric Illness 376-384

Chapter-10 Semilong Cases 385-392

Chapter-11 Simplified Approach to Ecg (Reading and Diagnosis) 393-412

Chapter-12 A Systematic Approach to Chest X-rays 413-438

Chapter-13 Basic Instruments in Viva 439-449

Chapter-14 Spotters 450-456

Chapter-15 Annexures 457-500

The objective of this insider’s guide is to emphasize the importance of clinical medicine, recognizing it as both a science and an art. In an era dominated by technological advancements, the art of clinical examination risks being overshadowed. This book serves as a crucial initiative to reorient students to the fundamental principles of clinical medicine.

Comprising 15 chapters, the book covers essential aspects such as prerequisites for practical examinations, common examination cases, general examination techniques, and specific examinations for various organ systems including the respiratory, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, and nervous systems. It also addresses topics like rheumatology, comprehensive geriatric assessment, psychiatric illness approach, semi-long cases, a simplified approach to ECG, systematic interpretation of chest X-rays, basic instruments, spotters, and annexures.

The content delves into common concepts vital for university clinical examinations, offering detailed discussions. The book’s coverage is comprehensive, up-to-date, and presented in a clear manner. Diagnostic clues provided aim to expedite decision-making for students. Extensive and detailed discussions on X-rays, spotters, and instruments further enhance the practical understanding of the subject.

This book is highly recommended for students, educators, and practicing physicians, providing valuable insights and guidance within the medical field.

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