B. B. VINCENT LYON, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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It is not often that anyone wishes to open the grave and exhume the corpse to ascertain why he died an untimely death. But this is the circumstance which now confronts me. In 1922, I published1 a description of a new diagnostic technic. That paper attracted scant attention, for reasons now clear to me. Therefore, except for R. T. Ellison, who was then working in my clinic, this test lacked further study and confirmation.
The test is a combination of auscultation and vibratory percussion, and serves as a bedside addition to physical diagnosis. Its purpose is to determine, by means
LYON BBV. TUNING FORK AUSCULTATION: A TEST FOR ABDOMINAL ADHESIONS1. Ann Intern Med. 1943;18:297–310. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-18-3-297
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