By William Nance Anderson, B.Sc., M.D., Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Southern California School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California. Cloth. Price, $4.75. Pp. 424, with 92 illustrations. Philadelphia: Lea & Febiger, 1940.
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This practical small book on physical diagnosis is not greatly different from several others on the market. It is divided into three parts, part I dealing with the fundamental principles of physical diagnosis, part II with physical examination, and part III with physical diagnosis in disease. The style is lucid and the subject is practically and simply presented. The volume is well illustrated. All padding has been eliminated, and many of the older infrequently used diagnostic tests have been omitted. Chronic adhesive pericarditis is still stressed, although from a practical clinical point of view it is a great rarity. Chronic constrictive pericarditis producing chronic cardiac compression and the syndrome of acute cardiac compression have been omitted. Examination of the nervous system is not included in this work.
Physical Diagnosis. JAMA. 1941;117(12):1055. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.02820380077039