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This third edition of Bates's well-known text retains its original intent: to link relevant anatomy and physiology with the clinical examination. Most of the chapters have been expanded to emphasize special features of adolescence and aging. A chapter on clinical thinking has been added, and the final chapter on patient records has been consolidated. Several new subsections, such as the set of tables on edema, have been included.
As the title implies, interest in the physical examination dominates this large book. Most chapters begin with a review of structure and function followed by descriptions of how to do the clinical
A Guide to Physical Examination.. Ann Intern Med. 1984;100:323–324. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-100-2-323_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1984;100(2):323-324.
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