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Dr. Lewis's primer presents a traditional view of history-taking and examination, running long on inspection, percussion, and examination of the lungs, for example, and short on social and psychiatric history; Matson's system of symbols for recording chest findings is given, but there is nothing on how to diagram the family tree. Does not explain the anatomical and functional basis for abnormal physical findings. Covers most points the beginning student should master and is cheap. To be used as a text, however, it would have to be supplemented with lectures on history-taking and diagnostic logic.
Dr. Wolf s little book takes
The History and the Physical Examination.Abdominal Diagnosis.. Ann Intern Med. 1979;91:343–344. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-91-2-343_7
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