This concise pocket-sized guide presents the classic Bates approach to physical examination and history taking in a quick-reference outline format. It contains all the critical information needed to obtain a clinically meaningful health history and conduct a thorough physical assessment. Fully revised and updated to reflect currennt health care literature, the Seventh Edition will help health professionals elicit relevant facts from the patient’s history, review examination procedures, highlight common findings, learn special assessment techniques, and sharpen interpretive skills.
The book features a vibrant full-color art program and an easy-to-follow two-column format with step-by-step examination techniques on the left and abnormalities with differential diagnoses on the right.
“With this edition, the authors continue the excellence that the Bates’ books have enjoyed. The authors are leading educators in their fields.”
“This pocket version, based on the larger Bates’ Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking, 11th edition, by the same authors (Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2013) is excellent, capturing the details in a most efficient manner in a format that is easy to refer to. The text is a perfect mix of words in bulleted format, pictures, and tables.”
“This is a great, handy, well-sized book.”
Vincent F Carr, DO, MSA, FACC, FACP(Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences)
Weighted Numerical Score: 100 – 5 Stars!