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The early manifestations of disease, in contrast to the usual description, which is based on the fully developed clinical picture, forms the basis of the seventeen lectures constituting the material of this volume. These lectures were delivered at the Sanatorium Spyerershof in Heidelberg and were designed for the general practitioner in order to familiarize him with those stages of disease which are most amenable to treatment. Considerable emphasis is placed on periodic medical examination, aided by roentgenologic studies when necessary and supplemented by the "follow up" system as practiced in the United States. The subsequent lectures treat of renal disease, cardiac failure, diabetes, certain disturbances of the central nervous system, liver disorders, thyrotoxicosis and pulmonary tuberculosis. Each lecture contains several interesting features, most of which are of practical significance. For example, general fatigue and other vague manifestations, which cannot definitely be explained on the basis of myocardial failure, can be
Die Krankheitsanfänge bei chronischen Leiden. 17 Vorträge gehalten zu Heidelberg vom 1.-3. August 1931 in der gemeinnützigen öffentlichen Krankenanstalt Sanatorium Speyerershof.. JAMA. 1932;99(3):248-249. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02740550062041