Letters Bad medicine: chest examination

Not useful in modern healthcare

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e4975 (Published 23 July 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e4975
  1. Ramakant Sharma, critical care fellow1
  1. 1Baystate, Massachusetts, USA
  1. ramakant41{at}yahoo.com

I completely agree with Spence.1 He raised an issue that many find controversial although it is as clear as water.

Physical signs are unreliable and usually have very …

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