How to Examine a Patient.
WHEN a patient is presented for examination, having observed the temperament, constitution, sex, and age,
1. Learn the causes of the disease, whether local, specific, or general, and also its history.
2. Search out its nature and character, whether febrile or otherwise.
3 Take notice of the whole train of symptoms, embracing the pulse, the condition of the mouth, tongue, and digestive organs, the breathing, the urine, the fecal discharges, the condition of the brain and nervous system, the state of the skin, etc.
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