GENERAL SURGERY

The nervous system

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Chapter 11 The nervous system Who could have foretold, from the structure of the brain, that wine could derange its functions? Hippocrates (460–375 BC) The neurological history The neurological history…

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The gastrointestinal system

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Chapter 6 The gastrointestinal system To study the phenomena of disease without books is to sail an uncharted sea, while to study books without patients is not to go to…

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The rheumatological system

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Chapter 9 The rheumatological system The rheumatism is a common name for many aches and pains which have yet got no peculiar appellation, though owing to very different causes. William…

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The cardiovascular system

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Chapter 4 The cardiovascular system The heart … moves of itself and does not stop unless for ever. Leonardo da Vinci (1452–1519) This chapter deals with the history and the…

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The endocrine system

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Chapter 10 The endocrine system A physician is obligated to consider more than a diseased organ, more even than the whole man—he must view the man in his world. Harvey…

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The haematological system

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Chapter 8 The haematological system [T]he blood is the generative part, the fountain of life, the first to live, the last to die and the primary seat to the soul….

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The respiratory system

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Chapter 5 The respiratory system A medical chest specialist is long-winded about the short-winded. Kenneth T Bird (b. 1917) This chapter deals with common respiratory symptoms, and the examination of…

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The skin, nails, and lumps

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Chapter 15 The skin, nails, and lumps For one mistake made for not knowing, ten mistakes are made for not looking. JA Lindsay The dermatological history With any rash or…

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The genitourinary system

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Chapter 7 The genitourinary system You know my method. It is founded upon the observation of trifles. Sherlock Holmes, created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859–1930) Despite their very different…

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