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This small volume covers the entire field of the principles and the practice of physical diagnosis. The preface to the first edition points out that only the important "physical signs" are included and that many signs, while still in usage, have been omitted because of the development of more accurate and indispensable aids to diagnosis. The fulfillment of this intent should then lead to simplicity and clarity, and if the volume fails in these scores it is not because of the lack of content, but rather because of the arrangement of the material. The student or the beginner in the
Martini's Principles and Practice of Physical Diagnosis.. Ann Intern Med. 1938;12:728–729. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-12-5-728_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1938;12(5):728-729.
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