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There are two ranks of physical diagnosis textbooks: the elementary book for the beginning medical student that emphasizes history taking and physical diagnosis, and the more sophisticated book for the advanced student or house officer that offers more detail and refinements of the physical examination. Bedside Diagnostic Examination is decidedly of the second kind.
This manual is physically attractive, being a compact 19 by 11 by 1.5 centimeters within a flexible, durable cover. The print is small and the line drawings elementary, but these minor deficiencies are more than balanced by the compactness and low price. This is a reference
Bedside Diagnostic Examination.. Ann Intern Med. 1976;85:832. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-85-6-832_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1976;85(6):832.
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