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UCSD Practical Guide to Clinical Medicine

An excellent site.  It describes well the important elements of a good H&P and provides several examples.  The site also includes links to information on taking a history and performing different elements of the physical exam.  Highly recommended.


University of Florida

Another excellent site that also describes the important elements of a good H&P.  Provides annotated examples of writes-up ranging in quality from outstanding to unacceptable.  Highly recommended.


University of Washington

Discusses the basic elements of the H&P and lists some common mistakes.  Highly recommended.


SUNY Upstate

Provides four examples of excellent write-ups (at bottom of page).


University of Rochester

Provides an example of a good write-up as well as an example of a progress note for the same patient for the following day.


University of Minnesota

One write-up with annotated comments describing what makes it a good H&P.


Annals of Internal Medicine: The Language of Medical Case Histories

Interesting description of "seven language maladies" found in many case reports and write-ups.  If you were a liberal arts major, you might enjoy this.  If you were not, give it a try and expand your mind.


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