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Stanford's Abraham Verghese discusses the power of touch and observation in the exam room

Stanford physician and best-selling author Abraham Verghese, MD, is a strong advocate for “hands-on” medicine, and his dedication to the art of the physical exam led to the development of the medical school's bedside medicine initiative, Stanford 25.

In this TEDGlobal talk, he discusses the importance of the time-honored physical exam, bedside chat, and the power of informed observation in modern medicine.

Previously: Exploring the “fading art” of the physical exam, Abraham Verghese at Work: A New York Times profile, PBS NewsHour profiles Stanford’s Abraham Verghese, Hands on: Abraham Verghese teaches bedside skills and Physician-writer Abraham Verghese featured on NPR

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