May 1, 1948

Diagnostik der Kinderkrankheiten mit besonderer Berücksichtigung des Säuglings: Eine Wegleitung für praktische Ärzte und Studierende

JAMA. 1948;137(1):117. doi:10.1001/jama.1948.02890350119025

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The fifth edition of this popular book is characterized mainly by the clinical point of view for which Feer is so well known. It is not a book on differential diagnosis, as the title may lead one to think, but rather a book on the aids in diagnosis, mainly by means of physical examination. In these days of complicated laboratory examinations it is refreshing to find a book that stresses inspection, palpation and auscultation. The laboratory examinations discussed are limited to routine urinalysis and blood tests, which can be done by the clinician in his office. Technic is not described. Only interpretations are discussed. The author points out symptoms and signs in various diseases and compares the normal with the pathologic. Much space is devoted to symptoms and signs during early infancy, with special reference to digestive disturbances. In this section the author deviates from his plan of the rest of the book and discusses diseases as entities

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