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The first edition of Cemach's work on surgical diagnosis appeared in 1914 and was essentially the same as this edition in the plan, scope, and manner of presentation of material. The work consists essentially of tables of differential diagnosis, between which are interspersed reproductions of photographs of actual cases, roentgenograms, drawings and diagrams, which constitute an atlas of surgical diagnosis and illustrate the differential points listed in the tables. There has been practically no increase in size of the volume since the first edition, though in the present edition a considerable number of new illustrations have been added, a few of which are colored drawings. The tables have been revised and brought down to date. A few surgical diseases are not included, because they do not fit in with the differential diagnostic tables, but this is of no great importance as they comprise only the rarer conditions. The work is
Chirurgische Diagnostik im Tabellenform für Studierende und Aerzte.. JAMA. 1931;97(19):1409. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02730190065034