Chapter 63: History and Examination of the Abdomen

Journal article

https://pmj.bmj.com/content/95/1130/664/ (paid)

Clinical excellence (a sincere history taking and proper examination of the patient) is the foundation of modern clinical practice. This Oslerian virtue has been taught to generations of medical students since Sir William Osler took the medical teaching from lecture halls to the patient’s bedside.



Revered by generations of surgeons, this is a must-read book on the often difficult topic of the acute abdomen, which emphasises meticulous clinical evaluation supplemented by appropriate investigations.



Practical video demonstration of abdominal examination preceded by general examination of a patient’s abdomen.

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