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In the introduction to his first edition, Assmann informs the reader that, on the advice of his teacher Strümpell, he undertook to correlate the observations on the vast material of the Leipzig medical clinic. His point of view is essentially that of an internist. Roentgen-ray diagnosis in the Leipzig clinic, he informs us, is not a thing by itself, but is regarded merely as one of the several methods of investigation in the solution of diagnostic problems. His own roentgen-ray observations were controlled as far as possible by the further study of the patient, by the control in the operating room, and in the morgue. He is aware of its vast possibilities, but is likewise mindful of its limitations. The size of the volume, the excellence of the paper, the print and the numerous illustrations are impressive. It is a collossal piece of work. It would be difficult to conceive
Die klinische Röntgendiagnostik der inneren Erkrankungen.. JAMA. 1924;83(6):466. doi:10.1001/jama.1924.02660060070040