Table of Contents

The interviewer's questions.
The patient's responses.
Putting the history together.
The physical examination.
The skin.
The head and neck.
The eye.
The ear and nose.
The oral cavity and pharynx.
The chest.
The heart.
The peripheral vascular system.
The breast.
The abdomen.
Male genitalia and hernias.
Female genitalia.
The musculoskeletal system.
The nervous system.
Putting the examination together.
The pregnant patient.
The pediatric patient.
The geriatric patient.
The acutely ill patient.
Diagnostic reasoning in physical diagnosis.
The clinical record.
Focusing on the focused history and physical examination.
Caring for patients in a culturally diverse society.
Understanding complementary and alternative medicine.
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