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The best patient care demands an adequate medical history. The latter requires intelligent exchange of requisite information between patient and physician. The language barrier in such a situation may prove formidable indeed. This small, spiral-bound manual provides 100 cogent questions covering essential demographic data, present illness, past history, review of systems, physical examination, and bedside communication, in English and six other languages. Language sections include French, Spanish, German, Italian, Polish, and Russian, with the English questions repeated in each section to avoid excessive page-turning. The majority of questions can be answered "yes" or "no" or by appropriate gestures. For patients
Multilingual Manual For Medical History-Taking.. Ann Intern Med. ;78:993–994. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-78-6-993_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1973;78(6):993-994.
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