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The scope of this book lies midway between the voluminous texts on physical diagnosis and the small handbooks.
The book is divided into three parts. Part I deals with the fundamental principles of physical diagnosis. Proper emphasis is placed upon the importance of a complete history in the systematic study of a case. In this part are discussed the general principles of an examination, inspection, palpation, percussion and auscultation.
Part II deals with the actual method of procedure of a physical examination. Here the proper method for a general complete physical examination is described. Examination of the head, extremities, heart
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Physical Diagnosis.. Ann Intern Med. 1942;16:582. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-16-3-582_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1942;16(3):582.
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