Pocket Manual on the Art of History Taking

by Shivananda Prabhu

The "Pocket Manual on The Art of History Taking" depicts a model history to guide students on how to make practical use of the knowledge. A doctor’s sympathetic words mean as much to the patient as his treatment or even more sometimes. Many patients need only soothing words and not drugs to cure them. When one realizes that in today’s world it is the stress related and psychosomatic and not the organic diseases that haunt the mankind, the importance of proper communication becomes crystal clear. A good history will not only help in establishing a rapport with the patient but can also guide both clinical examination and investigations. Main topics include the art of history taking, chief complaints and history of presenting illness, personal history, family history, do’s and don’ts in the surgery ward and points to ponder.


Book Detail

Author Author's Affiliation
1. Prabhu Shivananda Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore, Karnataka, India
Kasturba Medical College, Mangalore
ISBN 9788184486209
Speciality Medicine
DOI 10.5005/jp/books/10625
Edition 2/e
Publishing Year 2009
Pages 93
Book Type Reference


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