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March 17, 1951

Untersuchungstechnik des Chirurgen

JAMA. 1951;145(11):857. doi:10.1001/jama.1951.02920290083044

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This work describes, for surgeon as well as student, the various technics used in the examination of patients. The author attempts to eliminate complicated laboratory procedures and include only those to which the surgeon may resort, using the simplest possible means. Histological and roentgenologic studies are omitted because of the limitations of a one volume work. No mention is made of methods of otorhinolaryngologic or gynecologic examination. Generally, the author succeeded admirably in his task. The work is well classified. History taking and a clinical inventory of the various systems are presented. Analyses of the possible pathological entities of a given organ are discussed. The usual diagnostic procedures, such as biopsies, examination of transudates and exudates, basal metabolism tests, examination of wounds, ulcers and fistulas, are described. Also, the various tests for allergic conditions, analysis of endocrine functions, chemical examination of the blood and interpretation are clearly presented. Well executed

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