The Ninth Edition of this classic text provides the best foundation for performing physical examination and taking the patient history. The book features a vibrant full-color design with over 1,400 drawings and photographs and a clear, simple two-column format with examination techniques on the left and abnormalities and interpretations on the right. Highlights of this edition include greater emphasis on patient communication and interview techniques, a new chapter on the older adult, and over 200 new drawings and photographs of abnormalities. A front-of-book CD-ROM includes videos of head-to-toe examination. Additional student resources now available include an online e-book, more than 15 medical and nursing journal articles, and new videos including Cardiovascular: Neck Vessels and Heart, and Thorax and Lungs.Szilagyi, Peter G. is the author of 'Bates' Guide to Physical Examination & History Taking' with ISBN 9780781785198 and ISBN 0781785197.