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The hardest task in writing a book on physical diagnosis is deciding how much to include. The content must strike a balance of covering each system in enough detail to be useful without being unduly exhaustive or confusing to the beginning clinician. This book offers an interesting contrast to two of the currently popular physical diagnosis books in that it successfully covers the differential diagnosis of abnormal symptoms and signs in far more detail.
Overall, the text is well written and interesting. The examination of each organ system is summarized in a figure at the beginning of each chapter. The
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Clinical Diagnosis. A Physiologic Approach.. Ann Intern Med. 1983;99:138–139. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-99-1-138_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1983;99(1):138-139.
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