Bates Guide to Physical Examination and History-Taking, Hardback

Bates Guide to Physical Examination and History-Taking Hardback



The 11th edition of the pre-eminent textbook on physical examination contains foundational content to guide students' approaches to history taking, interviewing, and other core assessment skills, as well as fully illustrated, step-by-step techniques that outline correct performance of physical examination.

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.

The comprehensive, evidence-based content is intended for medical students, high-level nursing education and practice markets, as well as related health professions such as physician assistants.

New for this edition: content has been fully revised and updated to reflect the most recent health care literature; more than 200 new and revised photographs and drawings have been added to better illustrate key points in the accompanying text; design and layout has been revised to increase discoverability of core material and special assessment tips; and, techniques of interviewing chapter has been reorganized to provide clearer insights into the skills of empathic listening.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 976 pages
  • Publisher: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins
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  • Category: Medical diagnosis
  • ISBN: 9781451175646



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