The Patient History: Evidence-Based Approach 2nd Edition by Mark Henderson, ISBN-13: 978-0071624947


The Patient History: Evidence-Based Approach 2nd Edition by Mark Henderson, ISBN-13: 978-0071624947

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  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education / Medical; 2nd edition (July 4, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • 752 pages
  • ISBN-10: 0071624945
  • ISBN-13: 978-0071624947

The definitive evidence-based introduction to patient history-taking


A Doody’s Core Title for 2021!

For medical students and other health professions students, an accurate differential diagnosis starts with The Patient History. The ideal companion to major textbooks on the physical examination, this trusted guide is widely acclaimed for its skill-building, and evidence based approach to the medical history.

Now in full color, The Patient History defines best practices for the patient interview, explaining how to effectively elicit information from the patient in order to generate an accurate differential diagnosis. The second edition features all-new chapters, case scenarios, and a wealth of diagnostic algorithms. Introductory chapters articulate the fundamental principles of medical interviewing. The book employs a rigorous evidenced-based approach, reviewing and highlighting relevant citations from the literature throughout each chapter.


  • NEW! Case scenarios introduce each chapter and place history-taking principles in clinical context
  • NEW! Self-assessment multiple choice Q&A conclude each chapter―an ideal review for students seeking to assess their retention of chapter material
  • NEW! Full-color presentation
  • Essential chapter on red eye, pruritus, and hair loss
  • Symptom-based chapters covering 59 common symptoms and clinical presentations
  • Diagnostic approach section after each chapter featuring color algorithms and several multiple-choice questions
  • Hundreds of practical, high-yield questions to guide the history, ranging from basic queries to those appropriate for more experienced clinicians

Mark C. Henderson MD
Associate Dean for Admissions
Professor of Medicine
University of California-Davis School of Medicine

Gerald Smetana MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School

Lawrence Tierney, MD
Professor of Medicine
University of California-San Francisco School of Medicine

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