Authors: Nasser Ghaly Yousif, Najah R. Hadi, Fadhil G. Alamran

Quick Guide in History Taking and Physical Examination

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Library License: US $196
ISBN: 978-981-5196-90-0 (Print)
ISBN: 978-981-5196-89-4 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2023
DOI: 10.2174/97898151968941230101


Learn the skills of medical history taking and physical examination with this accessible and comprehensive textbook. Designed for medical students and clinicians, it simplifies complex concepts and procedures to empower you with essential skills for effective patient consultation.

Key Features:

⚬   🔍 Clear and Simple Language: This book uses plain and straightforward language, making the intricate world of medical history taking and physical examination easy to understand, even for beginners.

⚬   🖼️ Real Illustrations: Learn from real pictures that vividly depict clinical scenarios, helping you bridge the gap between theory and practice.

⚬   🔎 Step-by-Step Guidelines: Follow systematic guidelines for history taking and physical examination. From patient introduction and consent to comprehensive body system examinations, each step is clearly outlined, ensuring you never miss a crucial detail.

⚬   📋 Specialized Examination Section: Includes a specialized examination section, covering various body systems like cardiovascular, respiratory, abdominal, and the central nervous system. Understand the physical basis of clinical signs to enhance your diagnostic skills.

Quick Guide in History Taking and Physical Examination helps you to master the art of clinical examination, develop the confidence to take accurate medical histories, and interpret symptoms and signs effectively. It serves as an essential companion for medical students and residents on their journey to become a proficient clinician.


Medical students, residents; Nursing and caregiving staff


Accurate history taking is the most difficult and the most important part of a consultation in the majority of medical diseases. It becomes progressively simpler as the clinician’s knowledge of the disease and experience increases.

An interpretation of the symptoms and signs leads to the identification of a disease. While the complete description involves the knowledge of the causation (etiology), and anatomical and functional changes that are present. The past and present history of the illness is also highly important together with the condition of the patient, as shown by a full clinical examination.

This book is written in a simple way to assist medical students and clinicians in developing consultation skills required to elicit a clear history, and the practical skills needed to detect clinical signs of a disease. Where possible, the physical basis of clinical signs is explained to have a better understanding.

Nasser Ghaly Yousif
Al Muthanna University

Najah R. Hadi
Kufa Medical College
Kufa University

Najah R. Hadi
Kufa Medical College
Kufa University