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Bates' Visual Guide to Physical Examination

Bates' Visual Guide to Physical Examination (4th edition) is available as streaming video.

Volumes 1 to 12 Volumes 13 to 18
Head, Eyes, and Ears
Nose, Mouth, and Neck
Thorax and Lungs
Cardiovascular System
Peripheral Vascular System
Breasts and Axillae
Abdomen
Male Genitalia, Hernias, Rectum, and Prostate
Female Genitalia, Anus, and Rectum
Musculoskeletal System
The Nervous System: Cranial Nerves and Motor System
The Nervous System: Sensory System and Reflexes
Approach to the Patient
Head-to-Toe Assessment (Adult)
Pediatric Head-to-Toe Assessment (Infant)
Pediatric Head-to-Toe Assessment (Child)
Head-to-Toe Assessment (Older Adult)
General Survey and Vital Signs
Examination of the Skin

Please note the following system requirements in order for the program to work successfully:

  • PC installed with Windows - NOT COMPATIBLE WITH MACINTOSH, FIREFOX, or CHROME
  • Internet Explorer 9/10 configuration settings prior to use:
    Quickest way - Click COMPATIBILITY VIEW icon in address bar (it's to the left of refresh) -
    IE Compatibility icon

    Full path to compatibility settings if needed - TOOLS menu > COMPATIBILITY VIEW SETTINGS > select DISPLAY ALL WEBSITES IN COMPATIBILITY VIEW" and "DOWNLOAD COMPATIBILITY LISTS FROM MICROSOFT" and close. You may need to reload the Bates link from library web site.
  • Internet Explorer version 5.5 or higher is required. Users experiencing problems with video playback should make sure Javascript is enabled:
    TOOLS menu > INTERNET OPTIONS > SECURITY tab > INTERNET CONTENT ZONE > CUSTOM LEVEL button > SECURITY SETTINGS window > Scroll to SCRIPTING/ACTIVE SCRIPTING setting and enable ACTIVE SCRIPTING.
    Please note: some antivirus applications, (e.g. McAfee, Norton) contain a script blocking feature that disables Javascript without seeming to affect the settings.
  • Windows Media Player 9 or higher is required.
  • Your computer's monitor must have a resolution of 640x480 or higher (800x600 is recommended, although video files will appear larger on monitors set at 640x480 - the image size is at 320x240 only); and,
  • A sound card is required (the audio is mono and not stereo);

Access Bates' Visual Guide to Physical Examination: Volumes 1 to 12 and Volumes 13 to 18