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Browse Month: October 2017

Essential Examination, third edition: Step-by-step guides to clinical exami…



Essential Examination has been comprehensively revised and new sections added: * Neonatal – the ‘baby check’ * Female genitalia * Digital rectal examination * GALS screening * Foot and ankle * Elbow * Critically ill patient * Confirming death The new edition retains the unique format and approach of the original. * Clear, step-by-step guides to each examination, including useful things to say to the patient (or an examiner), detailed descriptions of special tests, etc. * In a separate column…

Fingers in the Sparkle Jar: A Memoir



Every minute was magical, every single thing it did was fascinating and everything it didn’t do was equally wondrous, and to be sat there, with a Kestrel, a real live Kestrel, my own real live Kestrel on my wrist! I felt like I’d climbed through a hole in heaven’s fence.

An introverted, unusual young boy, isolated by his obsessions and a loner at school, Chris Packham only felt at ease in the fields and woods around his suburban home. But when he stole a young Kestrel from its nest, he was…