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In an introductory chapter the author calls attention to the fact that the expert diagnostician makes the most successful practitioner and mentions the difficulties encountered in acquiring the necessary experience in gynecologic work. Instead of taking a disease and naming the symptoms, thus reasoning from cause to effect, Giles takes the predominating symptom or symptoms and reasons back to the cause. Part 1 considers the methods of recording history, present condition, treatment and after history, with methods of examination, instruments, significance of symptoms and physical signs. Part 2 is devoted to diagnosis of individual cases from leading symptoms.
Gynecological Diagnosis. A Manual for Students and Practitioners.. JAMA. 1907;XLVIII(13):1131. doi:10.1001/jama.1907.02520390059028