Bethea, Oscar Walter

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Bethea,

Oscar Walter, U.S. physician, 1878-1963.
Bethea sign - unilateral impairment of chest expansion seen when examiner places fingers on upper surfaces of ribs in patient's axillae; there is less respiratory movement on affected side. Synonym(s): Bethea method
Bethea method - Synonym(s): Bethea sign