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The first edition of this easy-to-follow guide to the general physical examination appeared in 1974 and gained wide use both as a beginning text and as a working reference for patient care. The first two chapters are new and deal with obtaining and recording the health history—topics omitted from the original edition "to allow a clearer focus on the examination itself." The ensuing method for recording the results of physical examination of an adult is cross-referenced to the rest of the text. Most of the 20 chapters discuss each body system/region in terms of basic anatomy and physiology, techniques of
A Guide to Physcial Examination.. Ann Intern Med. 1980;92:452–453. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-92-3-452_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1980;92(3):452-453.
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