Written for the beginning physician, the focus of this book is problem-solving via “signs-and-symptoms” approach. The new edition addresses the most common and important problems and issues facing the practice of medicine today. Sociological issues, geriatric care, preventive medicine, and other succint discussions explore the changing health care scene. Almost 100 flowcharts and over 300 tables and summary boxes help the student in the decision making process. Expert contributors ensure a high degree of accuracy.