February 1951

Clinical Examination of Patients, with Notes on Laboratory Diagnosis.

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By John Forbes and W. N. Mann. Price, $4.50. Pp. 323, with 60 illustrations. Williams & Wilkins Company, Mount Royal and Guilford Aves., Baltimore 2, 1950.

AMA Arch Intern Med. 1951;87(2):327-328. doi:10.1001/archinte.1951.03810020149025

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This book is designed primarily for the student during his introduction to clinical medicine. Beginning with a section on the art of history taking, the chapters cover the examination of the body in a systemic fashion and discuss the significance of the various physical findings in a brief but adequate manner. Auxiliary diagnostic aids, such as roentgenologic and laboratory procedures that are pertinent to the system are described in each chapter with appropriate illustrations. The authors have succeeded in presenting all aspects of the clinical examination, while at the same time maintaining the proper emphasis on the bedside examination. Especially noteworthy is the chapter on the examination of the central nervous system, in which diagrams and summaries are used freely to emphasize neurological findings and their significance. Six color plates illustrate the commoner findings in examination of the retina. The concluding chapter is devoted to detailed methods of performing the

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