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"Man mainly hears, as he sees, what he knows and the most important part of the hearing apparatus is that which lies between the ear pieces of the stethoscope." Even the most expert cardiologists will admit the accuracy of this statement taken from Dr. Turner's book. How many of us appreciated paradoxical splitting of the second sound in cardiac ischemia and infarction until the existence of this finding was properly documented? Given the correct use of the technical apparatus presently available, to wit the stethoscope, we have to know what we may hear.
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Auscultation of the Heart.. Ann Intern Med. 1969;71:227–228. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-71-1-227_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1969;71(1):227-228.
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