Every book is meant to bring concept to those who care to read them. Books on medical subjects are vast in number and every author strives to fill a need that he himself has felt. Some authors achieve this objective, but others, their intentions though are genuine meander into a dreary desert of words. Prof R Deenadayalan MD (Gen Med) has made a serious attempt in trying to help a hard pressed medical student by presenting him with a work based on two decades of experience superimposed on those of his teachers.
Thus, a simple but a very useful glossary of differential diagnosis of clinical signs and entities has been created. Though this cannot replace a formal textbook, it will serve as a ready reckoner to the beleaguered medical student who labors under an ever increasing load of information and changing priorities.