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May 24, 1930

Demonstrations of Physical Signs in Clinical Surgery.

JAMA. 1930;94(21):1719. doi:10.1001/jama.1930.02710470083030

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This book deals with methods of demonstrating physical signs in surgical conditions. An effort is made to familiarize physicians with diagnosis from physical symptoms. Basic physical signs are first discussed and then the various regions of the body are taken up in order, and each sign is considered from that particular perspective. The common diseases and injuries are considered in the differential diagnosis. Many useful and common clinical signs are described, some named after prominent clinicians. It would be better if references were given to the literature, so that one might consult the original description for more complete information. A thorough knowledge in anatomy is shown to be necessary as a basis for many of the characteristic clinical signs. There is an average of more than one illustration to the page, and the book might almost be termed an atlas of diagnostic physical signs in clinical surgery. The text, although

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