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May 26, 1945

Savill's System of Clinical Medicine Dealing with the Diagnosis, Prognosis, and Treatment of Disease for Students and Practitioners

JAMA. 1945;128(4):316. doi:10.1001/jama.1945.02860210072027

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The present edition of this popular book has been carefully revised under the editorship of Dr. E. C. Warner, but the essential character of the book remains unchanged from Dr. Thomas Savill's original plan. For the reader who is not familiar with this type of organization, it is essentially directed at the symptoms presented by the patient, the illness from which he suffers and what can be done about it. Each chapter is divided into three parts: the symptom which may indicate disease of the organ or region under discussion and its differential diagnosis, the physical signs of disease in that region and the various methods used to elicit them, and finally the clinical classification of various maladies affecting that region and a summary of the routine procedure to be adopted. This arrangement is unique among textbooks in medicine and serves a useful purpose for medical students on clerkships and

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