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Mosby's guide to physical examination, 7th ed.


Mosby's guide to physical examination, 7th ed.

Ed. by Henry M. Seidel et al.

Elsevier Mosby


883 pages




Intended for health care students at the beginning of their studies, this time-tested text (originally published in 1987) might also be a reference-of-choice for folks stranded on a desert island. It contains abundant, clear photos (all of which have been replaced for this seventh edition), drawings, charts, tables, and boxed "pearls" and summaries--all presented together in a crystal-clear page design. And there's plenty of online audio and visual supplementary material. Opening chapters address how to develop a relationship with the patient and how to understand cultural differences in both patient and peer relationships. Following is coverage of examination techniques and equipment, and mental status, nutrition, and pain assessment. Subsequent chapters address the specifics of each body part and system--how to observe & how to interpret findings. Seidel (emeritus, pediatrics, The Johns Hopkins U.) is joined in authorship by five other physicians, three of whom are also with Hopkins, the other two with the American College of Surgeons and the University of Texas.

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Date:Jun 1, 2010
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