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Bates' Pocket Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking

The Premier Physical Assessment Resource for Tablets and Smartphones

Download Bates’ for trusted recommendations on taking patient histories, conducting physical examinations, and interpreting results for more than 130 topics.




The Bates’ Pocket Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking contains the critical information needed to obtain a meaningful health history, conduct a thorough physical exam, and interpret the findings quickly and accurately. Locate answers fast and review step-by-step techniques and possible findings using the distinctive two-column format, optimized for both smartphones and tablets.

Bates’ contains more than 550 full-color images to help users visualize special assessment techniques. Use this resource to consult differential diagnoses for normal and abnormal findings. Download to your mobile device to search and browse the full content quickly and easily at the point of care.


  • Over 130 detailed topics with step-by-step instructions
  • 550+ full-color images illustrating procedures and findings
  • Two-column layout optimized for smartphones and tablets
  • Differential diagnoses for common, normal, and abnormal findings
  • Descriptions of special examination techniques
  • Universal Index Search to find topics quickly
  • “Favorites” for bookmarking important entries



Lynn S. Bickley, MD, FACP; Peter G. Szilagyi, MD, MPH

iOS devices running iOS 12.2 or higher (iPad, iPhone)
Android devices running OS 7.0 or higher

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