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History and examination 

History and examination
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History and examination
Author(s):

Tim Raine

, James Dawson

, Stephan Sanders

, and Simon Eccles

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199683819.003.0003
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date: 28 January 2022

Basic history

Basic examination

Recording your clerking

Medicine

Cardiovascular

Respiratory

Gastrointestinal

Neurological

Endocrine

Skin

Oncological/haematological

Surgery

Breast

Eyes

Head and neck

Musculoskeletal

Urological

Other specialties

Female reproductive system

Obstetric

Psychiatric

Neonatal examination

Paediatric

Taking a thorough history is an essential skill as a junior doctor and something you will become extremely practised at. These two pages show the basic features of a history, with details of how to perform a basic examination following after. The rest of the chapter shows how to adapt these basic approaches for specific situations....

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