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In the physical examination, percussion is the "act of striking a part with short, sharp blows as an aid in diagnosing the condition beneath the sound obtained."
Percussion in medicine was developed by Auenbrugger in 1761.
- ↑ Anonymous (2023), Percussion (medicine) (English). Medical Subject Headings. U.S. National Library of Medicine.
- ↑ Walker HK (1990). “The Origins of the History and Physical Examination”, Walker HK, Hall WD, Hurst JW: Clinical methods: the history, physical, and laboratory examinations, 3rd. London: Butterworths. ISBN 0-409-90077-X.