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It was 1975 and I, a rising third-year medical student, was entering the clinical arena. The first book bought after purchasing a white coat, instruments, and a black bag was Bedside Diagnostic Examination (edition 2). What a book. It looked like a medical book; it felt like a medical book; it contained page after page of clinical pearls; it even fit in my newly purchased black bag. With it there I felt protected against the often confusing clinical signs and symptoms.
This fifth edition continues the tradition of excellence started in 1965 by the late Elmer L. DeGowin. Set apart
Bedside Diagnostic Examination.. Ann Intern Med. ;107:948. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-107-6-948_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1987;107(6):948.
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