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v useful for students too,
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The book has an excellent format - for each presentation, it lists a differential diagnosis, divided into common, uncommon & rare conditions - unlike other books I have seen on differential diagnosis (eg Churchill pocketbook), which do not distinguish between common & rare conditions. (This will be particularly useful for medical students - we are always being told that 'common things are common' but don't have the practical experience to know which the common diseases are!)
Each presentation has a table of key clinical features to distinguish between the 5 commonest diagnoses.
The book also lists investigations in order of importance, & has hints & tips, plus 'red flags' indicating serious pathology. It is clearly written and not unduly long - it could comfortably be read in a couple of days.
Although aimed at GP's, I'm sure the book would prove immensely useful to clinical medical students, & I will be recommending it to other students at my medical school.