This booklet attempts to outline to the medical student in a brief manner some fundamental bedside observations. Clinical impressions to be gained by the eye, ear and nose are recorded and illustrated by practical examples. Some of the author's statements may be criticized. For instance: the doctor should observe the manner in which his female patient is disrobing. If she does it in a modest way, she is not seriously ill. If she does it in a shameless way, she is gravely ill. As a whole, however, the book fulfils the purpose for which it was written. It does not record original observations but offers to the student an evaluation of impressions gained at the patient's bedside.