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September 22, 1934

Diagnostic clinique: Examens et symptômes

JAMA. 1934;103(12):942. doi:10.1001/jama.1934.02750380062031

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This book has established itself as a classic in the French medical literature. It presents a detailed description of the whole field of medical diagnostic science, written by the best known French authority on this subject. This edition has been completely revised by the collaborators of the deceased author. The work is divided into three parts. The first is devoted to general remarks, description of the evolution and present status of the diagnostic science and discussion of common causes of diagnostic errors, such as ignorance, incomplete examination or errors of judgment. History writing and physical examinations are described in an exhaustive and yet simple manner. The second part deals with the technic of examination of the respiratory, digestive, circulatory, genito-urinary and nervous systems. Special chapters are devoted to descriptions of bacteriologic technic, biologic tests, anthropobiometry, basal metabolism, interferometry, and acid-base equilibrium. The third part deals with symptomatology; separate chapters are

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