Absolutely the Last Word on Physical Diagnosis: Not!(Viewpoint)

Absolutely the Last Word on Physical Diagnosis: Not!(Viewpoint)

It is generally agreed that the ability to perform a skilled physical examination has become a lost art in modern medicine. The last few generations of newly minted medical graduates have failed to develop the skills that were once considered part and parcel of a competent practitioner. This trend is universally deplored, but nothing or no one seems capable of reversing it. Indeed, some of the leaders of medicine in this supertechnical age are beginning to look upon this as a natural development and are turning to technological solutions for these human failings. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED]

Absolutely the Last Word on Physical Diagnosis: Not!(Viewpoint)

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