Internal medicine or practical medicine is the medical specialty dealing with the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of adult diseases. Manual of Practical Medicine is proposed to furnish validated information, on prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of various diseases, collected from various sources. This fifth edition is divided into 16 sections with recent updates and revision of chapters
• This fifth edition of the manual though comprises of the basic principles of clinical examination in addition to detailed history taking, it also has a separate new section of infectious diseases.
• The firm foundation and authenticated information on clinical methods will aid the physicians not only in arriving at a provisional diagnosis, but also in planning relevant necessary investigations to confirm the diagnosis.
• It is richly illustrated with figures and tables. The layout of the manual is such that for each disease the causes, clinical features, investigations and the disease management are clearly stated.
• This manual is a clinical reference manual and will serve as an outstanding source of information for any physician or physician-in-training.
About the Author
R Alagappan MD FICP Professor and Head, Institute of Internal Medicine Madras Medical College and Government General Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India