What attitude, what behavior, what philosophical and psychological approach to the clinical practice of medicine will result in excellence in the practice of clinical medicine? Dr. Frank Seinsheimer discusses the basics of the clinical practice of medicine, namely the art and science of medical history taking and physical examination performance. Dr. Seinsheimer presents a cornucopia of true vignettes highlighting inadequate history taking and inadequate physical examination performance to illustrate his points. The many examples presented provide "second hand experience" to the reader. This book is oriented toward medical providers in their training including medical students, physician assistant students and nurse practitioner students.