Macleod’s Clinical Examination, 12th Edition


The 12th Edition of this famous medical textbook, which was ‘Highly Commended’ in the 2006 British Medical Association Medical Book Competition, builds on the extensively rewritten previous edition. Over 500 clinical photographs and diagrams now illustrate the text, whilst new topics have been added to make the book even more comprehensive. A complementary DVD now accompanies the book, with specially-recorded videos demonstrating many of the clinical examination routines as they are described in the main text. The book is written by a team of editors and contributors who are all active clinicians and experts in their specialist fields, including in general practice where much of clinical teaching is now based. It describes the practical skills which every clinician must acquire and develop in order to evolve diagnostic procedures and management strategies and plans.


  • The complementary DVD contains over two hours of specially-recorded videos demonstrating many clinical examination routines following the outline described in the main text.
  • A new introductory chapter emphasises the important principles in beginning a patient examination.
  • Two new chapters focus more precisely on the Skin and the Endocrine System, areas previously covered in the more general examination sections of the book.
  • A new chapter on the Examination of the Eye, previously incorporated into the examination of the neurological system.
  • Two new chapters focus on specific situations:.
    • Pre-operative Assessment looks at the examination required of a patient prior to sedation and anaesthesia.
    • Examination to confirm death.
  • The book now includes over 50 clinical examples in OSCE format, as used in final MB and MRCP (UK) PACES examinations, to help with revision.


  • This text provides a clear description of the fundamental skills of patient evaluation and examination, answering the cunning questions which arise from this.
  • Starts with a general overview section on history taking and the general examination that provide the framework on which to hang the detail.
  • The systematic examination section documents clearly the relevant history, examination and special investigations as well as giving advice on their significance.
  • The final section covers specialised areas and emphasises an integrated and structured approach to these patients.
  • Closely linked to its sister publication, Davidson’s Principles & Practice of Medicine, which complements the information in this text.
  • Available with full online access on Student Consult and with a DVD of specially-recorded videos demonstrating key clinical examination routines following the format laid out in the book.
Publication date: June 10, 2009


  • Graham Douglas, BSc(Hons), MB, ChB, FRCPE, Consultant Physician, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary; Honorary Reader in Medicine, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK;
  • Fiona Nicol, BSc(Hons), MB, BS, FRCGP, FRCPE, GP Principal and Trainer, Stockbridge Health Centre; Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK and
  • Colin Robertson, BA(Hons), MB, ChB, FRCPE, FRCS(Ed), Consultant Physician and Honorary Professor in Emergency Medicine, Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK




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  1. DVD part download needs premium account in ryushare . Can you upload on mediafire . Please .

    • Hi
      You can download all files without premium account. Many people have downloaded it successfully. The download speed is not bad, about 300-500Kb/s. Ryushare is the main sponsor of us. To maintain the website, we have to upload all files to Ryushare. Please be patient and download them on Ryushare to help us!

  2. hi i have downloaded all parts and when i extract it i found alot of parts is dameged like part 3 also the book is not opening could you check please

    • I have checked all files. They are still working well. May the the bug occured while downloading. Please redownload the damaged parts and try again. The book can still be opened normally. May be you should redownload the book!

  3. thank you for your concern but i redownloaded it again the same problem the computer said unknown extention or dameged parts like part 3 and part 4 and if you could upload the book in pdf it will be much better

    • I have updated new links for part 3 and part 4. Please redownload the two parts and try extracting them again. If the problem appears again, please copy the error message and comment here! Thanks!
      We don’t have the book in pdf format. If we find it, we will upload it as soon as possible.

  4. many many thanks for you i downloaded part 3,4 now they work perfectly and here is the rest of damaged parts: part 6,12,14,15,21 sorry for bothering you
    best regards,

  5. dear admin i redownloaded it again and it works more than perfect thank you very much
    best regards

  6. hello.. i wanna inform that link for part 17 is dead. would you kindly reupload the link? thanks before

  7. i have downloaded many parts of dvd.thanks for that…..but part 17 can’t download.pls can u fix it

  8. I don’t know why the link of part 17 is missing? Would u kindly solve this problem immediately.

  9. thanks for the useful contribution of medical book & especially the DVD in suitable size. hopefully, we will get more and more valuable medical books and DVDs from u in the near future, so that we can enhance our knowledge. lastly thanksssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss!

  10. thanks for your great job…..but part 17 is missing again… could you reupload it?

  11. good day, do i have to download the dvd parts for the book to open? every time i redownload the book, it keeps saying that the web page isnt available… :(

  12. Thanks so much for sharing.I have tried many times to download part 5,but the link is dead. Could you fix it please ? thanks!!!

  13. Thanks so much for sharing.I have tried many times to download part 5 and 13,but the links are dead. Could you fix them please ? thanks!!!

  14. Thank you all for this book!

  15. please replace the link for 23 file

  16. Please re-upload the ebook! Thanks!

  17. E-Book link is not working. Please re-upload the book, or update the link. Thanks

  18. While extracting the downloaded Part 10,11 and 23 with I receive message ” CRC failed in ‘Mcleods Clinical Exam.iso’. File is Broken.”
    Please let me know what to do. The download was alright, each part was of 190 MB size.
    Please help me. Or upload PDF file if possible
    Thanks indeed

  19. could you please re-upload the book again???

  20. Thank You

  21. Could you please re-upload DVD?

  22. please could you re-upload parts 11, 14 and 23. it keeps telling me file corrupt anytime i try extracting them.

  23. Part-8 is not downloading.Saying “the file not found and contact the uploader”

  24. Hello admin

    i downloaded all parts except part 8;9; and 10

    they are unavailable or deleted from ryushare

    can u please update the links for these files?

    Thanks a lot

  25. Could you upload DVD parts 8, 9 and 10???

  26. Error happened when generating Download Link.
    Please try again or Contact administrator.

  27. Thank you


  28. dvd parts 8,9 not working….pls pls pls reupload…stuck badly..

  29. pleae admin part 8 and p said error after you click
    download button

  30. New link updated for DVD!

  31. New link updated for DVD!

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