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This is the fourth edition in four years of this textbook on differential diagnosis. The purpose of the book is to present medical students, general practitioners, and internists with discussions of differential diagnosis based on the common key symptoms met with in general practice. This principle has not been changed since the first edition, though a few new symptoms have been added. The author expressly states that the complicated diagnostic procedures used by specialists are not considered, the assumption being no doubt that the family physician or internist will refer the patient to a specialist when he deems it necessary. After a section discussing from the general viewpoint the ordinary criteria to be considered in arriving at a judgment regarding diagnosis, the foundations for its practice, the procedures necessary for its confirmation, and the value of differential diagnosis according to disease groups, the author discusses the symptom groups in detail,
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