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The plan of this book is to give an outline of the symptoms and signs of a disease and then to state under the head of differential diagnosis the other diseases from which, because of close or superficial resemblance, it is to be differentiated. This plan has been consistently carried out and the salient points in medical diagnosis and differential diagnosis are well set forth. It is of value, therefore, to the student who is preparing for examination and who wishes to have these facts in tabular form. It may also prove of service to the physician who, when confronted by a puzzling case, wishes to fortify himself in his tentative diagnosis by excluding other possible confusing diseases. He will here find listed the conditions which might cause error.
There is a lack of consideration of the subject from the standpoint of physiology and pathologic anatomy, which would enable one
Medical Diagnosis.. JAMA. 1911;LVII(8):677-678. doi:10.1001/jama.1911.04260080241024