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The frequent reprintings of the first edition of this hook testify to its popularity among physicians and students. In the second edition certain minor changes have been made, including the introduction of two new cases, and the correction of typographical errors. The diagnosis of disease is discussed from the standpoint of the presenting symptom, such as pain, headache, vomiting, etc., and eases are cited illustrating the various conditions which may give rise to the symptoms complained of. This method of discussion offers a favorable opportunity for the teaching of rational therapeutics based on a knowledge of the underlying pathologic conditions.
Differential Diagnosis.. JAMA. 1912;LIX(9):741. doi:10.1001/jama.1912.04270080423027