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The author has attempted to give in a concise manner Practical points and definitions in the technic of physical examination, chiefly of the thorax and abdomen, with some reference to information that may be obtained by general inspection. The book, intended for students, is elementary in character, deals chiefly with the normal subject, and does not pretend to enter into the diagnosis of specific pathologic conditions, making reference to them only to illustrate the application and object of the different methods employed to elicit information. The topography of the chest and abdomen and the various anatomic structures within is well shown by numerous diagrams, and a few photographs are used to illustrate certain points. It is a practical and useful elementary exposition of the subject of physical diagnosis.
Physical Examination and Diagnostic Anatomy.. JAMA. 1910;55(17):1497. doi:10.1001/jama.1910.04330170077037