No physical signsBMJ 1996; 313 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7058.694a (Published 14 September 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:694
- Trisha Greenhalgh
When I was a student, a good outpatient clinic was one in which we heard a systolic murmur and were bought a bun by the consultant. A brilliant clinic was one in which we heard a diastolic murmur, saw retinal haemorrhages, and felt a spleen. Three of my postgraduate qualifications were won largely on the basis of my ability at the time to elicit and interpret physical signs such as these.
There is a patient on my list who thinks I am the best doctor in the world. This is despite the fact that, try as I might, I have never heard …