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December 1958

Manual of Pediatric Physical Diagnosis.

AMA Am J Dis Child. 1958;96(6):754-755. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1958.02060060756024

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This manual represents the compilation, elaboration, and organization of material originally used in physical diagnosis courses for medical students. Dr. Barness has utilized helpful hints of many well-known pediatricians in the editing of the manuscript.

Many authorities in the allied medical specialties, such as ear, nose and throat, cardiology, neurology, and dermatology, have contributed significantly toward the completeness of this small compendium of our most basic art in medicine.

The manual is arranged in the manner in which a systematized and thorough physical examination should be carried out, namely, measurement, general appearance, examination of the head and neck, and examination of the chest. Creditably, there is a special section devoted to the examination of the newborn infant.

This manual is extremely valuable in providing a treasure of helpful hints to the neophyte physician during his pediatric clerkship and internship days. It also serves as an excellent guide to those of

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