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April 22, 1933

The Early Diagnosis of the Acute Abdomen.

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By Zachary Cope, B.A., M.D., M.S., Surgeon to St. Mary's Hospital, Paddington. Sixth edition. Cloth. Price, $3.25. Pp. 248, with 30 illustrations. New York & London: Oxford University Press, 1932.

JAMA. 1933;100(16):1283. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740160067043

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Abstract

This manual, though small, covers the field thoroughly and is helpful in forming a correct opinion in evaluating the puzzling symptoms present in acute abdominal disease. A thorough examination and a careful early diagnosis are emphasized. The diagnosis and differential diagnosis of appendicitis is especially well stated, and the importance of an early operation is stressed. The acute symptoms in pregnancy and the puerperium and their diagnostic significance are covered in a thorough manner. The chapter on other diseases that may simulate acute disease of the abdomen and not demand surgical intervention is especially well stated and has a complete table, which should help the student to avoid pitfalls. The illustrations and diagrams in the text are ample and clear.

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