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This is a Pageburst digital textbook; Mosby's Guide to Physical Examination is a comprehensive textbook of physical examination, history-taking, and health assessment with a unique emphasis on differential diagnosis and variations across the lifespan. The book conveys a uniquely compassionate, patient-centered approach to physical examination with a strong evidence-based foundation.


Published: February 2010

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-0-323-09423-8


  • Chapter 1: The History and Interviewing Process

    Chapter 2: Cultural Awareness

    Chapter 3: Examination Techniques and Equipment

    Chapter 4: Mental Status

    Chapter 5: Growth and Measurement

    Chapter 6: Nutrition

    Chapter 7: Assessment of Pain

    Chapter 8: Skin, Hair, and Nails

    Chapter 9: Lymphatic System

    Chapter 10: Head and Neck

    Chapter 11: Eyes

    Chapter 12: Ears, Nose, and Throat

    Chapter 13: Chest and Lungs

    Chapter 14: Heart

    Chapter 15: Blood Vessels

    Chapter 16: Breasts and Axillae

    Chapter 17: Abdomen

    Chapter 18: Female Genitalia

    Chapter 19: Male Genitalia

    Chapter 20: Anus, Rectum, and Prostate

    Chapter 21: Musculoskeletal System

    Chapter 22: Neurologic System

    Chapter 23: Sports Participation Evaluation

    Chapter 24: Putting It All Together

    Chapter 25: Taking the Next Steps: Critical Thinking

    Chapter 26: Recording Information

    Chapter 27: Emergency or Life-Threatening Situations


    Appendix A: Growth Charts

    - Preterm infant growth chart

    -Boy - birth to 36 months

    -Girl - birth to 36 months

    -Boys - 2 to 20 years

    -Girls - 2 to 20 years

    Appendix B:

    -Tables B-1 and B-2: Weight and Length Conversion Charts

    -Table B-3: Body Mass Index (BMI)

    Appendix C: Denver II Development Tool

    Appendix D: Temperature Conversion Chart


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