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Book review
ABC of emergency differential diagnosis
  1. Andrew Giles
  1. Correspondence to Andrew Giles, Royal Adelaide Hospital, Emergency Department, Royal Adelaide Hospital, North Terrace, Adelaide 5062, Australia; andrew.giles{at}

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Edited by Francis Morris, and Alan Fletcher. Wiley-Blackwell (BMJ Books), 2009, pp 79, £26.99, ISBN: 978-1-4051-7063-5

What do you expect from a slim paperback entitled ‘ABC of Emergency Diagnosis’? Either an elementary book or an alphabetical list of diagnoses. This is the former.

In the brief preface, the authors ask, ‘What makes a good doctor?’ and reply, ‘…the ability to take a good history, appropriately examine and apply sound clinical judgement to reach the correct diagnosis’.

As the editors are Emergency Consultants, they are well placed to …

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