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November 8, 1902

Physical Diagnosis. Diseases of the Thoracic and Abdominal Organs. A Manual for Students and Physicians.

JAMA. 1902;XXXIX(19):1197-1198. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.02480450047017

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This little work on physical diagnosis is comprehensive and includes a great deal within a small space. Each subject is taken up systematically and the subjects are presented in a lucid manner. One is especially pleased to note the eareful attention that is given to methods of examination. The description of the proper method of percussion, with the figures, is much better than is found in many of the books on physical diagnosis. Much attention is paid to the configuration of the normal and the pathologic chest, and as might be expected, a good deal is made out of the anatomic relations of the bronchi, as Lefevre's work in this respect is already well and favorably known. While, naturally, the physical diagnosis, as regards the abdomen, occupies less space than that allowed the chest, possibly a criticism might be offered in that the abdomen has received less attention than it

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