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Thoroughly updated, this text is designed to teach and reinforce the proper practice of problem-centered history taking. After a brief review of the steps in history taking, the book then discusses the entire patient by organ system, suggesting questions and analyzing potential responses in a decision-tree format. Each chapter includes characteristic physical signs and laboratory results. Features new material on alcoholism, sexual history taking to include female sexual dysfunction and assessing the risk for AIDS, and impotence.
Table of Contents
Part I: The Sequential Steps in History Taking.Part II: Problem-Centered History Taking.Cardiorespiratory System.Digestive System.Genitourinary System.Neuromuscular System.Osteoarticular System.Hematologic-Metabolic Disorders.Part III: Obtaining General Information.Glossary of Clinical Manifestations.