A Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking
Covers patient interviewing and taking a health history as well as common and important symptoms. In chapters on body regions or systems, the book reviews relevant anatomy and physiology, describes the sequence and techniques of physical examination, and helps to identify selected abnormalities.
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