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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.
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Bedside Diagnostic Examination.. Ann Intern Med. 1987;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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