Tag Archives: Physical exam

Rituals are about transformation

Abraham Verghese, physician and author, beautifully advocates for the restoration of the physical exam. via Scopeblog

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Heart and soul

Just one day after learning  heart sounds as a first-year student comes this must-read by Madeline Drexler – “18 Stethoscopes, 1 Heart Murmur, and Many Missed Connections.” During my annual physical, my doctor at Massachusetts General Hospital had remarked how loud … Continue reading

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“Treat the patient, not the CT scan”

Abraham Verghese  has a fantastic op-ed in the Times discussing the growing, Asimov-esque presence of technology in hospitals at the expense of the physical exam. Not only is physical exam diagnostically important, but it also serves as a timeless ritual … Continue reading

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