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Philippa M Rose, Medical Student

University of Leicester, Leicester, UK

Peter W Rose, MB, MD, FRCGP

University of Oxford, Oxford, UK

Epstein O, Perkin GD, Cookson J, et al. Clinical examination. Fourth edition. Oxford: Mosby Ltd, 2008

Clinical examination (fourth edition) is available at www.elsevierhealth.com for £42.99.

The fourth edition of this established textbook has been updated and consolidated to put clinical examination into a 21st century context. The book is aimed at doctors sitting postgraduate examinations, professions allied to medicine, teachers, and medical students.

The book contains comprehensive sections on the examination of the main systems and separate sections on some specialities, such as the skin, psychiatry, and children. The sections are well laid out, with superb colour photographs that show every step of a particular procedure. The summary boxes, which provide key points, differential diagnosis, risk factors, and alerts to red flag symptoms …

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