Short Cases in Clinical Medicine – This latest book will serve as a helpful learning manual for undergraduate and PG students preparing for MBBS, FCPS, MD, MRCP, FRACP
All praise to Almighty Allah for enabling me to bring out the 6th edition of Short Cases in Clinical Medicine. The last edition was well accepted and appreciated by a wide variety of undergraduate and postgraduate medical students from different countries. It is a difficult task to improve on the already popular version, but my sincere efforts are to incorporate the advances in medical knowledge as new texts, diagrams, tables, latest investigations and treatments, which I hope, have enriched the book.
All the chapters have been extensively revised and updated with well established format that will be easier to imbibe and memorize for the students, examinees and also the doctors. Many topics have been rewritten and some new topics have been incorporated in the light of the latest development and internationally accepted standard of care on that field. Important cardinal points are highlighted in boxes and tables, so that the readers can have a quick review.
Valuable suggestions and recommendations from renowned professors, doctors and students have helped me to raise the overall quality and acceptability of this book. I would like to mention, as always, that Short Cases in Clinical Medicine is merely a guide to the practical approaches to a patient in examination set-up and in no way is a substitute to dealing with patients directly. To achieve the most out of Short Cases in Clinical Medicine, I would advise to take it in clinical wards and study it while working with real life patients.
There is no substitute for knowledge, and I hope, this edition will get increasing popularity and will help to serve my purpose to make good and efficient clinicians. Remember, “Machine, how much sophisticated it may be, cannot replace the tender touch of physician’s hand”. Despite tremendous efforts to ensure adequate, correct and current information, errors and mistakes are natural. So, I would gratefully welcome and appreciate any constructive criticism, comment and corrections.