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History and examination 

History and examination
History and examination

Murray Longmore

, Ian B. Wilkinson

, Andrew Baldwin

, and Elizabeth Wallin

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date: 23 June 2021

Taking a history

Functional enquiry

Physical examination



Examination of the hands –

Cardiovascular system:


Examination –

The jvp


The heart sounds

Cardiac murmurs

Peripheral vascular examination

Arterial and venous

Respiratory system:


Examination –

Important presentations

Gastrointestinal system:


Gastrointestinal symptoms

Examination of the abdomen...

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