Writing Case Reports

A Practical Guide from Conception through Publication

  • Clifford D. Packer
  • Gabrielle N. Berger
  • Somnath Mookherjee

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Clifford D. Packer
    Pages 1-8
  3. Clifford D. Packer
    Pages 9-21
  4. Clifford D. Packer
    Pages 23-31
  5. Gabrielle N. Berger
    Pages 33-42
  6. Somnath Mookherjee, Gabrielle N. Berger
    Pages 43-51
  7. Somnath Mookherjee, Gabrielle N. Berger
    Pages 53-63
  8. Clifford D. Packer
    Pages 65-95
  9. Clifford D. Packer
    Pages 97-120
  10. Jeffrey Wiese, Somnath Mookherjee
    Pages 121-133
  11. Gurpreet Dhaliwal, Gabrielle N. Berger
    Pages 135-150
  12. Gabrielle N. Berger, Somnath Mookherjee
    Pages 151-156
  13. Somnath Mookherjee, Brian J. Harte
    Pages 157-169
  14. Clifford D. Packer
    Pages 171-183
  15. Clifford D. Packer
    Pages 185-188
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 189-195

About this book


This book provides medical students and physicians with a practical, step-by-step guide on how to write and publish a medical case report. The case report is the traditional way for physicians to describe their unique or unusual cases to a broad audience and it plays an important role in the discovery of new diseases or syndromes, unusual manifestations of disease, important adverse drug reactions, and the generation of hypotheses for further study. This book guides readers through the process from choosing a case to report on to finding a publisher and then comment on future directions and potential new uses of case reports, including expanded computer case databases to optimize care for individual patients and new applications in medical education. Interspersed throughout the text are example case reports, many written by the authors, with commentary on their experiences working with those reports to provide context and aid readers in creating clear, concise, and useful case reports. 


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Authors and affiliations

  • Clifford D. Packer
    • 1
  • Gabrielle N. Berger
    • 2
  • Somnath Mookherjee
    • 3
  1. 1.Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.,ClevelandUSA
  2. 2.Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal MedicineUniversity of Washington School of MedicineSeattleUSA
  3. 3.Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal MedicineUniversity of Washington School of MedicineSeattleUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-41898-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-41899-5
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals