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December 21, 1957

Physical Examination in Health and Disease

JAMA. 1957;165(16):2136. doi:10.1001/jama.1957.02980340102027

This textbook is written by an experienced author for second-year medical students. Each region of the body is covered by two chapters, the first dealing with the normal findings and the second with abnormal findings. In most instances the reasons for abnormal findings are discussed from an anatomic, physiological, or pathological standpoint. The book is complete, concise, and easily readable with simplicity of style, clarity, and careful choice of vocabulary. The author has carefully avoided material that might confuse a beginner in physical diagnosis. The illustrations are adequate and well chosen. This is an excellent textbook for beginning students and may also be recommended to anyone in practice who wishes to review basic physical diagnosis.

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