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August 5, 1922

Lehrbuch klinischer Diagnostik und Untersuchungsmethodik für Studierende, Medizinalpraktikanten und Aerzte.

JAMA. 1922;79(6):496. doi:10.1001/jama.1922.02640060078034

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This edition comprises almost 1,000 pages of closely printed and compact material covering every method of clinical and laboratory examination. One is reminded in perusing this volume of the monumental work of Sahli. The first part is devoted to general topics, such as anamnesis and physical examination. All the well known and latest mechanical means for diagnosis, as electrocardiography, phonocardiography and roentgenology, are discussed. The remainder is devoted to special methods used in the diagnosis of diseases of the various systems. The subject of immunology and infection is given considerable space. The attempt of the authors to cover as much ground as they do leads to an imbalance. It is impossible to enter into differential diagnosis, or to consider in more than the briefest manner the outstanding features of all diseases. This defect in the present edition might have been made less apparent by the elimination of a large number

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