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January 20, 1951

Spezielle chirurgische Diagnostik für Studierende und Ärzte

JAMA. 1951;145(3):190. doi:10.1001/jama.1951.02920210062032

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This book is divided topographically into sections that discuss surgical diseases of the head, neck, thorax, abdominal cavity and abdominal organs, pelvic bones and vertebral column and upper and lower extremities. Much space has been devoted to inflammatory conditions and infectious diseases. This part of the book was especially well done. The discussion pertaining to neoplasms and degenerative diseases seems to be somewhat too abbreviated. Pathology as related to surgical diseases did not receive enough space nor its proper place of importance. Many of the modern laboratory tests, which would be of definite diagnostic value, were not included. Among some of the more helpful modern tests, it would have been well to include those for cholesterol content in diseases of the thyroid and for blood amylase in pancreatitis. Such conditions as polyposis of the stomach and malignant degeneration of such lesions were almost completely overlooked. Many unusual conditions were discussed

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