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MURTAGHS GENERAL PRACTICE is a standard text useful for chiropractors.

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The book cover of Murtagh's general practice.

Part 1 The basis of general practice

3 Consulting skills

4 Communication skills

5 Counselling skills

6 Difficult, demanding and angry patients

8 The elderly patient

9 Prevention in general practice

10 Nutrition in health and illness

11 Health promotion and dedication

12 Pain and its management

13 Whole person approach to management

15 Research and evidence-based medicine

Part 2 Diagnostic perspective in general practice

17 Inspection as a clinical skill

18 A safe diagnostic strategy

21 Diabetes mellitus: diagnosis

25 Spinal dysfunction

33 Neurological dilemmas

Part 3 Problem solving in general practice

34 Abdominal pain

35 Arthritis

37 Low back pain

38 Thoracic back pain

40 Chest pain

41 Constipation

46 Dizziness

47 Dyspepsia (indigestion)

52 Pain in the face

56 Headache

61 Neck lumps

62 Neck pain

63 Shoulder pain

64 Pain in the arm and hand

65 Hip and buttock pain

66 Pain in the leg

67 The painful knee

68 Pain in the foot and ankle

69 Walking difficulty

78 Weight gain

79 Weight loss

Part 4 Child and adolescent health

80 An approach to the child

81 Specific problems of children

82 Surgical problems of children

84 Behaviour disorders in children

85 Child abuse

86 Emergencies in children

87 Adolescent health

Part 5 Women's health

90 Breast pain (mastalgia)

91 Lumps in the breast

93 Lower abdominal and pelvic pain in women

94 Premenstrual syndrome

95 The menopause and osteoporosis

101 High risk pregnancy

Part 6 Men's health

103 Men's health: an overview

104 Scrotal pain

107 Disorders of the prostrate

Part 7 Sexually related problems

108 The subfertile couple

109 Sexual health

Part 8 Problems of the skin

111 A diagnostic and management approach to skin problems

113 Common skin problems

116 Common lumps and bumps

117 Pigmented skin lesions

Part 9 Chronic disorder

120 Alcohol problems

121 Allergic disorders including hay fever

122 Anxiety

123 Asthma

126 Hypertension

127 Dyslipidaemia

128 Diabetes mellitus: management

129 Chronic heart failure

Part 10 Accident and emergency medicine

130 Emergency care

132 Stroke and transient ischaemic attacks

133 Thrombosis and thromboembolism

135 Common fractures and dislocations

136 Common sporting injuries

Part 11 Aboriginal health

137 The health of Indigenous peoples




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