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March 17, 1951

Medical Diagnosis: Applied Physical Diagnosis

JAMA. 1951;145(11):857. doi:10.1001/jama.1951.02920290083048

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While many textbooks on medical diagnosis have been written, there is always room for another good one. The present book is a good example of the truth of the preceding statement. It contains 24 chapters written by men well known in their respective fields. The reader can find well written and helpful descriptions, interrupted frequently with figures emphasizing particular points. There are discussions of the medical history, examination of a patient, oral diagnosis, the skin, eyes, nose, throat and ears, the neck, breasts, chest and heart, electrocardiographic diagnosis, the abdomen, gynecologic, obstetric, urologic and anorectal diagnosis, the extremities, the back, bones and joints, neurological diagnosis, the endocrine survey, the blood, the child, the aged and the psychiatric patient. This is an interesting presentation of an important subject. It is a book that should be welcome on any physician's desk, but it will be particularly helpful to the general practitioner and

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