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November 7, 1931

Diagnostics urgents: Abdomen.

JAMA. 1931;97(19):1408. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02730190064032

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This is a new monograph on the diagnosis of acute abdominal conditions in which it is imperative to make a prompt diagnosis and operate at once in order to save the patient from death within a few hours or days. The book does not contain any descriptions of the lesions themselves or any discussion of pathogenesis or treatment but is limited strictly to a consideration of symptoms and diagnosis. No fixed outline form is adhered to in the description of the various conditions. Those which are well known are briefly described, whereas the more unusual and less readily recognized conditions are discussed at greater length, including the latest information available. No set plan is adhered to. Each condition is discussed in a practical clinical manner, so as to be of greatest value to students and practitioners, and the descriptions are direct and to the point. The descriptions are complete, accurate

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