Clinicians know that the clinical encounter with the patient constitutes the foremost aspect in diagnosis and therapeutics. We also remember that our fi rst contact with clinical practice was to learn how to perform a good clinical history and thorough physical examination. Even after years of practice we are still learning how to listen to the patient, see, palpate and auscultate but most importantly, to approach a patient with warmth and kindness to unveil the mysteries of diseases and ailments. Books will not teach us these skills and practice is the basis of this learning process, but the text book by Drs. Goic, Chamorro and Reyes is of great help and orientation, when we drift through the different chapters devoted to medical history taking, physical signs, syndromes and laboratory tests. This third edition includes the late Dr. Chamorro as co-editor, because outstanding people do not pass, only transcend. Medical students will enjoy this book and clinicians will also appreciate it, since we are all aware that we never stop learning until we pass... or transcend.
Rodolfo Armas, M. (2011). La enseñanza de la Semiología. Presentación del texto de Semiología de A. Goic, G. Chamorro y H. Reyes. Revista Medica de Chile, 139(1), 119–122. https://doi.org/10.4067/S0034-98872011000100016