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December 10, 1932

Diagnostik innerer Krankheiten in Tabellenform.

JAMA. 1932;99(24):2057. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02740760067040

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Cemach states that it is not the intention of these outlines to take the place of a textbook. He admits that they can be of value only to those thoroughly conversant with the morbid processes of internal diseases. Only typical clinical pictures can be presented. The tables in the final analysis are offered as a quick aid to the perplexed but otherwise well informed physician, as well as for a rapid review of diagnostic points for any purpose. Those who pronounced adversely on the Surgical Diagnosis in Tabulated Form by the same author have no occasion at this moment to change their minds. From a didactic point of view the work under consideration has no value whatever. Memory stunts in medical education have been largely replaced by training of the imagination and of the senses. It is doubtful whether a physician "well trained in fundamentals of pathology" would find much

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