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Letters In praise of the physical examination

Include “eyeballing” the patient

BMJ 2010; 340 doi: (Published 19 January 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c291
  1. Rhodri H Davies, house officer in surgery1,
  2. Brian Rees, consultant surgeon1
  1. 1University Hospital of Wales, Heath Park, Cardiff CF14 4XW
  1. daviesrh2{at}

    We were alarmed that the “Stanford 25” described in Verghese and Horwitz’s editorial omitted a diagnostic exercise as important as a general inspection of the patient.1 …

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