Bates' Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking / Edition 8by Lynn S. Bickley
Pub. Date: 08/28/2002
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
A classic in assessment, this Eighth Edition revision still provides the best foundation for learning and performing physical examination techniques and history taking. Features a clean, straightforward approach that retains the two-column format placing examination procedures and proper techniques on the left, and common abnormalities and possible interpretations
A classic in assessment, this Eighth Edition revision still provides the best foundation for learning and performing physical examination techniques and history taking. Features a clean, straightforward approach that retains the two-column format placing examination procedures and proper techniques on the left, and common abnormalities and possible interpretations on the right. Its highly visual four-color design includes 400 new pieces of art and formerly featured black and white photos into color. Also in this edition are four completely revised chapters including pediatrics rewritten by specialist Peter G. Szilaygi, MD. A CD-ROM, Heart Sounds, is available in the back of the book and a separate book of case studies for further study.
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- Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
- Publication date:
- Edition description:
- Eighth Edition
- Product dimensions:
- 8.64(w) x 11.16(h) x 1.47(d)
Table of Contents
- An Overview of the Physical Examination and History Taking 1
- Interviewing and Health History 21
- Beginning the Physical Examination: General Survey, Nutrition, and Vital Signs 59
- The Skin 95
- The Head and Neck 115
- The Thorax and Lungs 209
- The Cardiovascular System 245
- The Breasts and Axillae 297
- The Abdomen 317
- Male Genitalia and Hernias 367
- Female Genitalia 383
- The Pregnant Woman 409
- The Anus, Rectum, and Prostate 427
- The Peripheral Vascular System 441
- The Musculoskeletal System 465
- The Nervous System 535
- Assessing Children: Infancy through Adolescence 623
- Clinical Reasoning: Assessment and Plan 783
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Overall a pretty good book on physical exams and Hx taking. As for the previous comment left by an apparent 1st year med student about examination of the nose with an otoscope being 'wrong', one must remember that in medicine there are many ways to do the same thing. Nasal examination w/ an otoscope not only works (and is used commonly in the field) but also avoids spending money unnecessarily on extra equipment that performs a similar function. This book does mention other ways exams can be performed, but concentrates on one basic method to help teach students.
Do not get eTextbook. It does not come with the code to access the online materials even though it costs more than the physical book.
There are errors in this book. On the techniques for examination of the Nose and Sinuses this book shows and tells you to use an otoscope with an ear speculum to examine the nose. This is wrong. The correct way to examine the Nose is with a bivalve nasal speculum and a penlight or headlight. Also an ear speculum should only be used to examine the external auditory canal. When this book was written by Barbara Bates, M.D. this information was in the book. This was a good book when Dr. Bates was the author.Dr. Bickley should not have taken this information out of the book and inserted wrong information. Textbook of Physical Diagnosis by Dr. Swartz is my recommendation for Physical Diagnosis courses not Bickley's book.