Physical Diagnosis Secrets - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780323034678, 9780323240093

Physical Diagnosis Secrets

2nd Edition

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Author: Salvatore Mangione
Paperback ISBN: 9780323034678
eBook ISBN: 9780323240093
eBook ISBN: 9780323112116
Imprint: Mosby
Published Date: 7th September 2007
Page Count: 712

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Table of Contents

General Appearances, Facies, and Body Habitus

Vital Signs

The Skin

The Eye

The Ear

Nose and Mouth

The Neck

The Thyroid

The Breast

The Cardiovascular System

Heart Sounds and Extra Sounds

Heart Murmurs

Chest Inspection, Palpation, and Percussion

Lung Auscultation

The Abdomen

Male Genitalia, Hernias, and Rectal Exam

Female Genitalia and the Pelvis

Lymph Nodes

The Neurologic System

The Bedside Diagnosis of Coma

The Musculoskeletal System

The Extremities and Peripheral Vascular System


This popular reference presents essential knowledge on physical diagnosis and health assessment in a practical and engaging question-and-answer format. A wealth of high-quality illustrations guide you through the first and most important of challenges involved in diagnosing any patient: performing the history and physical exam. Assessment techniques are highlighted and weighted based on their clinical importance. This detailed, highly focused and practical guide will equip you with the skills you need to confidently evaluate your patients!

Key Features

  • The proven question-and-answer format of the highly acclaimed Secrets Series® makes it easy to master all of the most important "need-to-know" information on physical diagnosis.
  • Chapters are arranged by body system for practical, easy retrieval of key information.
  • Author pearls, tips, memory aids, and "secrets" provide concise answers to the common questions encountered in everyday practice.


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About the Author

Salvatore Mangione

Affiliations and Expertise

Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, Center for Research in Medical Education and Health Care; Director, Physical Diagnosis Curriculum, Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA