Withering Art of Clinical Practice
Shirish S. Sheth
In the management of any patient. Vital to arrive at diagnosis from the history of patient followed by careful clinical examination and minimal, preferably non-invasive investigations
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About Withering Art of Clinical Practice

Talk contains importance of history taking, resulting in diagnosis of uncommon to rare conditions. History invites further thinking and careful clinical examination brings closer to the diagnosis or hit the same. Occasionally, even inspection is important to think of possible diagnosis.
Conditions like Foot drop, Pseudo pancreatic cyst, Ascites, Ectopic pregnancy etc can baffle, particularly in the developing countries and areas without availability of advanced investigations as well as reliable reports. Too much reliance on Laboratory investigations, scans-n-scopes, and invasive investigations can disturb patients and economic condition and is not always rewarding. In fact, some of them easily get omitted by well taken history and careful clinical examination. In practice, we must also remember the words of Hippocrates…. “If you cannot do good, please do no harm” and treat suffering patients. No doubt, one has to keep the litigation as well as insurance and expenses factor in mind. As we are in different world, when we compare GNP of India versus that of developed countries.


  • Chapters
    1. Chapter 01
    2. Chapter 02
    3. Chapter 03
    4. Chapter 04
    5. Chapter 05
    6. Chapter 06
    7. Chapter 07
    8. Chapter 08
    9. Chapter 09
    10. Chapter 10

About Shirish S. Sheth

Shirish Sheth completed his specialty training at Wadia Maternity Hospital & J.J. Groups of Hospital, Mumbai, India. He has had a distinguished career as a gynaecologic surgeon, and was the Hon. Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at King Edward Memorial Hospital and Seth G.S. Medical College until 1994. He still works as a Consultant Gynaecologist at Breach Candy Hospital and Sir Hurkisondas Hospital in Mumbai.

Professor Sheth has served as President, College of Physicians and Surgeons of Bombay (1984-85); President, Federation of Obstetrics and Gynaecological Societies of India (1990-91); and was President, International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) from 2000-03. Prof. Sheth has published 148 scientific papers, and has contributed numerous chapters to Obstetrical and Gynaecological textbooks. He also co-authored medical monographs on Menorrhagia (with Prof. Christopher Sutton) in 1999 and on Vaginal Hysterectomy (with Prof. JWW Studd) in 2002. He has travelled widely to lecture and demonstrate vaginal surgery for operative workshops. Prof. Sheth was Conferred FRCOG (ad eundem) in 1996. He has been honoured with many awards including the Lion Heart Award for outstanding contributions in the field of vaginal surgery by the One Kilo Club, International College of Surgeons, USA.


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