Pocket guide to physical examination Download


Text boxes help readers quickly find important summaries of clinical conditions and other relevant information.
Many new and updated images and illustrations support the text, and the figures are now numbered for easy identification and reference.
The rewritten chapter on the evaluation of clinical evidence and key concepts to ensure student understanding.
The revised and expanded chapter on skin, hair and nails includes new dermatological photographs and provides the framework for assessing common injuries and abnormalities.
The updated chapter on behavior and mental status now refers to the DSM

The new content of the life cycle includes a greater emphasis on the promotion of cardiovascular health and child development; updated issues about pregnancy, such as weight gain, substance abuse and dating violence; and new information about the elderly, which includes fragility, immunizations, cancer detection, cognitive deterioration and detection of dementia, and a new algorithm for the prevention of falls.


Dr. Lynn Bickley is an internist in Lubbock, Texas. She received her medical degree from University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and has been in practice for more than 20 year

Table of content

Chapter 1. Foundations for Clinical Proficiency
Chapter 2. Evaluating Clinical Evidence
Chapter 3. Interviewing and the Health History
Chapter 4. Beginning the Physical Examination: General Survey, Vital Signs, and Pain
Chapter 5. Behavior and Mental Status
Chapter 6. The Skin, Hair, and Nails
Chapter 7. The Head and Neck
Chapter 8. The Thorax and Lungs
Chapter 9. The Cardiovascular System
Chapter 10. The Breasts and Axillae
Chapter 11. The Abdomen
Chapter 12. The Peripheral Vascular System
Chapter 13. Male Genitalia and Hernias
Chapter 14. Female Genitalia
Chapter 15. The Anus, Rectum, and Prostate
Chapter 16. The Musculoskeletal System
Chapter 17. The Nervous System
Chapter 18. Assessing Children: Infancy through Adolescence
Chapter 19. The Pregnant Woman
Chapter 20. The Older Adult

Product details

  • Paperback: 432 pages
  • Publisher: LWW; Eighth, North American edition (October 21, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9781496338488
  • ISBN-13: 978-1496338488
  • ASIN: 1496338480
  • Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 0.8 x 7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces

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