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his is my pleasure and great honor to write a few words about Long Cases in Clinical Medicine.
P... [Show More] rofessor Abdullah has written an excellent “made easy” book that will help both undergraduate
and postgraduate students prepare themselves in a systematic manner. It is easy to understand,
concise, and will help to learn many aspects of medicine. This will reflect the diseases of the region.
Medicine is a vast subject and ever-changing science, expanding and progressing day by day.
New information is emerging all the time, making the textbooks bigger and harder to assimilate.
Textbooks are a good source of knowledge, but many students, in spite of hours of tedious work,
are often unable to acquire all the necessary information in a concise way.
Dr Abdullah has admirably succeeded in fulfilling this gap by preparing such a book in a concise
and methodical way. This book is certainly the first of its kind to fulfill the long demand of students
and doctors. I have no doubt that this book will be of immense benefit for the students who are
appearing in any postgraduate and undergraduate examination in clinical medicine. This book
has an excellent outline regarding presentation of long cases, answers of relevant questions and
a brief discussion.
When I was a new student in clinical medicine, I found it difficult while talking to the patient,
taking the history, physical examination, coming to the diagnosis, etc. I think every new student
in clinical medicine used to feel the same problem. There is no book or clinical methods that will
fill these difficulties. In that respect, I strongly appreciate and feel that this book will really be a
good guide, written in a concise and rational manner that will greatly help the undergraduate
students to establish the foundation of clinical medicine with ease and confidence.
I heartily appreciate and praise the author’s effort, hard work, sincere endeavor, enthusiasm
and patience in bringing out this book in a beautifully designed way for the benefit of the learners
Pran Gopal Datta mcps acorl (Odessa)
phd (Kiev) msc in audiology (UK) FCPS FRCS (Glasgow)
Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University.
By the good grace of Almighty, I have succeeded to bring out the first edition of Long Cases in
Long cases are an integral part of any examination in medicine. The idea is to assess the
candidate’s ability of gathering adequate information from thorough medical history and physical
examination, interpreting them to come up with a probable diagnosis and formulating a
management plan. A sound knowledge of medical science, optimum clinical skills, good
interpersonal communication and adequate time management are all needed. A good preparation
and adequate practice are vital for success.
From my experience as a teacher and an examiner in medicine, I feel that many candidates,
even brilliant ones, fail to succeed in long cases due to lack of adequate technique of taking history
from the patient, analysis of symptoms, inapt presentation and inability to answer questions related
to the case. In spite of good theoretical knowledge, many of them are unable to effectively
communicate with the patient. This is because they do not prepare themselves in an examinationoriented manner. It is important to acquire knowledge from textbooks, but it is equally vital to
know what to expect in examinations, how to face them and to practice with that in mind. Goalbased preparation, systematic practice and repeated exposure to different cases and rehearsal of
presentation in front of others is the secret to success. With this in mind, I have written this book
to help students prepare themselves in an examination-oriented manner.
This book has been written to entertain a wide variety of readers from medical students to
postgraduate examinees. It includes a complete outline of a comprehensive medical encounter
including history taking and physical examination. It also gives valuable tips regarding
interpretation of various clinical features to make a diagnosis. Successive chapters include long
cases arranged according to body systems. In each case, the history and examination is presented
first followed by the clinical diagnosis and possible differentials. Then the relevant questions and
answers are provided.
The best way to get the most out of this book would be to practice a real case in the ward and
then go through the relevant example given in the book. Students should notice how the case
has been presented, the important clinical points that are mentioned and then familiarize
themselves with the relevant questions and answers. They can make small groups where one will
present a case in front of others and then answer questions asked by them. This will help them to
be confident and fluent during the real examination.
In examination, a patient may have a single disease, or may be suffering from multiple diseases.
For the purpose of preparation and simplicity, I have prepared this book using a prototype single
case of a disease condition. [Show Less]