A classic in assessment, this Eighth Edition revision still provides the bese foundation for learning and performing physical examination techniques and history taking. Features a clean, straightforward approach that retains the two-column format placing examination procedures and proper techniques on the left, and common abnormalities and possible interpretations on the right. Its highly visual four-color design includes 400 new pieces of art and formerly featured black and white photos into color. Also in this edition are four completely revised chapters including pediatrics rewritten by specialist Peter G. Szilaygi, MD. A CD-ROM is available in the back of the book and a separate book of case studies for further study.Bickley, Lynn S. is the author of 'Bates' Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking', published 2004 under ISBN 9780781758192 and ISBN 078175819X.