I'll admit I'm not the best thyroid palpator
, but the goiter was either greatly reduced or gone.
Several authors (7, 21-25) have pointed out that when an examiner's fingers are placed on the "iliac crests", in reality the palpator
is compressing soft tissue (in some cases quite a lot of soft tissue) between the fingertips and the crest; this may help to explain the bias toward cephalad measurement errors.
Gautier and Bonnamour, 1931: 166-167.
Cure auceps temporum palpator
abscessit, cure priuati latus nudum desertor adsecla foedauit: tunc laceratae donuts plagae conscientiam feriunt, tunc rei familiaris exhaustae damna noscuntur, quibus redemptus fauor uulgi et caducis adque inanibus uotis popularis aura quaesita est.
The less confident palpator
scored 12/34 (35%) assessments as "not confident" whereas the more confident palpator
scored 7/34 (21%) as "not confident".