JAMES J. WARING, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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"But it is by your own eyes, and your own ears and your own minds and (I may add) your own heart that you must observe and learn and profit." A. Latham. Harvey Cushing "The Life of Sir William Osler," Clarendon Press, 1925, p. 553.
The five essentials to a good physical examination are:
1. A good light
2. A favorable position of the patient
3. A quiet environment
4. A coöperative patient
5. An experienced physician.
Without any or all of the first four even the experienced physician is under a handicap. The physician must not let the patient
WARING JJ. THE PHYSICAL EXAMINATION: HELPS AND HINDRANCES1. Ann Intern Med. ;28:15–27. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-28-1-15
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1948;28(1):15-27.
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