Despite the advanced technologies at our disposal today, a complete health history and physical examination remain the most crucial diagnostic tools in any healthcare practitioner's arsenal. And, no one teaches these all-important skills better than Mark H. Swartz, MD, FACP! For more than a decade, Dr. Swartz's TEXTBOOK OF PHYSICAL DIAGNOSIS: History and Examination has shown readers how to derive the maximum diagnostic information from interviewing, and examining patients. Inside the Fourth Edition of this classic source, you'll find... A Completely new Chapter on Assessment of Nutritional Status which explores one of the most important environmental factors affecting health and disease. More than 200 brand-new color photographs illustrating key nuances of clinical presentation and pathology. A new CD-ROM, bound inside the book, containing two hours of video footage that demonstrates the complete physical examination of a man and the breast and pelvic examinations of a woman. Expanded coverage of pathophysiology, helping you to better understand the causes of, the symptoms which you encounter. And comprehensive updates throughout, reflecting the most current standards of physical diagnosis as well as the most up-to-date references in the literature! Perhaps most importantly, Dr. Swartz reminds you to treat patients as people - not just as walking, manifestations of disease. He explores how ethnic differences can influence communication, diet, family relationships, and health practices and beliefs. And, he demonstrates that your interpersonal awareness is just as essential in physical diagnosis as your level of technical skill. It's no wonder that TEXTBOOK OF PHYSICAL DIAGNOSIS: History and Examination has set the "gold standard" for teaching clinical skills and has been called "the Gray's Anatomy of physical diagnosis."