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December 13, 1958

Physical Diagnosis

JAMA. 1958;168(15):2079. doi:10.1001/jama.1958.03000150121028

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This well-known book has been enthusiastically accepted by physicians and students throughout the world. This edition is even more complete than its predecessors and definitely a correlative textbook, since the author has written a good synopsis of clinical diagnosis with special emphasis on the physical diagnostic signs and symptoms of disease. The general motif of the book consists of a thorough discussion, with multiple illustrations, of the techniques of physical diagnosis and of good history-taking. The author has then proceeded to explain the application of these techniques to each anatomic system, and correlated the physical signs with the anatomic and physiological alterations of the pathogenetics of the diseases discussed. He has included the laboratory data and x-ray findings wherever they are applicable. The illustrations are excellent. After discussion of each system's diseases, the author has outlined the pertinent differential diagnoses. The book is designed primarily for the medical student but

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