Practical Manual in Clinical Medicine ABM Abdullah
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ABM Abdullah MRCP (UK) FRCP (Edin) Dean, Faculty of Medicine Professor, Department of Medicine Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University Dhaka, Bangladesh Foreword Kamrul Hasan Khan
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fm5Dedicated to
The memory of
Professor AKM Khorshed Alam
My closest friend, colleague, a well-wisher and source of
continued love, affection and inspirationfm6
It is my profound delight and pleasure to write a few words about Practical Manual in Clinical Medicine by Professor ABM Abdullah. This book sheds light on the important aspects of different diseases covering all the branches of clinical medicine. While going through the manuscript of the book, I keenly observed that all the chapters in this book are arranged in an excellent form. The book is the first of its kind in the country enlightening the crucial facts of different diseases, which will help both undergraduate and postgraduate students of different specialities. Even the busy practicing specialists and general practitioners will be greatly benefitted from the concise and rational format of the book. Dr Abdullah has written this book in such a methodical way that I firmly believe it will become a powerful tool for doctors from all quarters to enhance their knowledge, which will positively impact the standard of medical care throughout the world.
Kamrul Hasan Khan
Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University
Dhaka, Bangladeshfm8
By the grace of Almighty and persistent support from my family and well-wishers, I am pleased to present the first edition of Practical Manual in Clinical Medicine.
There is no doubt that medicine is a vast discipline. Advances are taking place in different branches of this field of science every day. It is a crucial duty of every health professional to keep track with these advances, so that they can come up with the best services possible. For that purpose, one needs to know what he or she must know about a disease and which information are trivial. During the preparation of this book, I solely focused on the information, a physician must memorize during his/her day-to-day practice.
On the other hand, as the syllabus of medicine is overwhelming for the students, they often find it very difficult to retain the necessary knowledge from the large textbooks. This book will also serve to that cause. Medical students, junior doctors, general practitioners, specialist physicians and all other health professionals can use this book as an important tool to quickly brush up on their knowledge. This book can be used by practicing doctors from different specialities to equip themselves with updated knowledge of modern medicine.
I am enthusiastic about Practical Manual in Clinical Medicine and all it offers to the readers. I wholeheartedly invite constructive criticism from readers, so that any error can be corrected in future edition.
ABM Abdullahfm10
My sincere gratitude to Professor Kamrul Hasan Khan, Vice-Chancellor, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University, Bangladesh, for his inspiration and valuable suggestions regarding this book.
I am deeply indebted to the contributions of my colleagues, fellow doctors and students during the preparation of this book.
My special thanks to Shri Jitendar P Vij (Group Chairman), Mr Ankit Vij (Group President) and Mr Tarun Duneja (Director–Publishing) of M/s Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd, New Delhi, India, for their effort and relentless help which made this book possible to come into light.
Lastly, I am grateful to my wife and children, whose untiring support had been the driving force behind writing this book.