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(p. 187) Physical Examination 

(p. 187) Physical Examination
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(p. 187) Physical Examination
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Donald W. Winnicott

DOI:
10.1093/med:psych/9780190271336.003.0044
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date: 18 July 2018

Chapter 2 of Clinical Notes on Disorders of Childhood. In this chapter, Winnicott discuses the conditions that pertain for the physician at an out-patient department in conducting physical examinations. He makes special reference to the anxiety that a child can feel in an examination and how the doctor can take measures to ameliorate this. He gives several case studies which demonstrate the need for a full examination as a matter of routine.

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