May 4, 2018
The physical exam has become a
ritual of the modern doctor’s appointment, with pokes, prods, and
strange tools. How did this become a normal thing to do? In this
episode, I’ll discuss how the physical exam went from the medieval
examination of a flask of urine to basically what we have today in
just a few decades in early 19th century France, and how the exam
is still developing in the 21st century. Plus, a brand new
#AdamAnswers about why Americans insist on using the Hermes’ Staff
as a symbol for medicine. All this and more in episode 34 of
Bedside Rounds, a tiny podcast about fascinating stories in
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