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Physical diagnosis is not learned from a book; working with patients and observing skilled physicians are the foundations of clinical skill development. A textbook can, however, provide the student with a supplemental guide for the in-depth study of technique, the biologic basis for physical findings, and an introduction to disease. Methods of Clinical Examination: A Physiologic Approach is an excellent text in these respects. Each major organ and body system is discussed in sufficient detail to prepare a student to approach patients with a thorough understanding of the tasks to be mastered. The traditional maneuvers of physical diagnosis are described
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Methods of Clinical Examination: A Physiologic Approach.. Ann Intern Med. 1975;82:438–439. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-82-3-438_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1975;82(3):438-439.
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