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A delightful book! Intended for medical students just beginning their clinical studies, it provides a reasoned and practical account, in a conversational tone, of the physical examination.
The authors list the steps involved in history taking, define physical signs, and present a physiologic explanation or background for the sign. They assess the functional state of the various systems, introducing enough clinical medicine to provide a reasonable perspective. They emphasize the physical examination of the experienced physician (how the professional does it), the concept of selective examination, and how one arrives at this particular stage. They point out how findings that
A Physiological Approach to Clinical Methods.. Ann Intern Med. 1971;74:457. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-74-3-457_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1971;74(3):457.
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