Look at the normal side first

  We are blessed with two of many aspects of our anatomy – legs, eyes, nostrils and nipples to name the four most important. (maybe not…) This comes in very handy when trying to identify anomalies, as one can simply compare the pathological side with the normal one. Look at the normal side first in orderContinue reading “Look at the normal side first”

Inspection, inspection, inspection

One of my favourite things about medicine is that you can get your Sherlock on and deduce vast amounts of information without uttering a word. Look at the surroundings. Look at your patient. Do they look unwell? What have they got with them?  I was once asked by an incredibly charismatic neurosurgeon to examine a childContinue reading “Inspection, inspection, inspection”