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September 7, 1907

Diagnostics of Diseases of Children.

JAMA. 1907;XLIX(10):872. doi:10.1001/jama.1907.02530100060023

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This is a work in which are described certain important symptoms occurring both alone and in conjunction with other symptoms, and the various causes which might give rise to them. In such a book there is danger of being superficial and of magnifying the symptom into the disease. This danger the author has avoided. He has described the significance of symptoms without magnifying them into diseases. Throughout, he emphasizes the fact that one must not be satisfied with the condition, but must search diligently for the cause of the condition. The examination of the child and the difficulties of the process are dwelt upon in the first part of the book. Then are taken up important symptoms, such as vomiting, diarrhea, headache, anemia, cough, convulsions, etc., and the manifold causes which might give rise to these symptoms are discussed. Finally, the diagnostic features of certain specific subjects are taken up:

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