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February 5, 1938

Allgemeine und spezielle chirurgische Diagnostik: Ein Lehrbuch für Studierende und Ärzte

JAMA. 1938;110(6):464. doi:10.1001/jama.1938.02790060056027

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Although extensively rewritten, this edition resembles the first, especially as far as the distribution of the material is concerned. The first part discusses the general principles of surgical diagnosis and the general and local symptomatology. The second part describes the general surgical diagnosis and is subdivided into chapters dealing with various types of injuries, the healing process, different kinds of surgical infections and, finally, surgical diseases arranged according to the tissues involved. The third part is devoted to special, i. e., regional surgical diagnosis. The wisdom of such arrangement of the material is doubtful, as overlapping and repetitions are unavoidable. As the differential diagnosis did not receive due consideration and the subject is chiefly of a character found in textbooks on general surgery, the title of the work is somewhat of a misnomer. A few omissions are noteworthy: parathyroid tumors, terminal ileitis and granuloma inguinale. Illustrations are plentiful and deserve

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