November 28, 1914

Diagnosis of the Malignant Tumors of the Abdominal Viscera.

JAMA. 1914;LXIII(22):1973. doi:10.1001/jama.1914.02570220083038

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This work is divided into three parts. In Part 1, consisting of fifty-nine pages, are discussed the general methods of examination in abdominal conditions, general symptomatology and such etiologic factors as may be of importance in the taking of histories of malignant growths. Part 2, of 110 pages, is special and in it are discussed growths of the separate organs and regions. Part 3, of 187 pages, is devoted to case histories. The author's endeavor is to present the subject in a practical and clinical manner. Special stress, therefore, is laid on the early symptoms and on a careful and painstaking history, so conducted as to bring out the essential points. The case histories are all arranged according to a definite plan, which materially facilitates comparison and enables one to grasp more easily the relative importance of any particular factor. The arrangement of the history taking is as follows: (1)

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