April 1922


Author Affiliations

Dr. E. Graetzer. Verlag von S. Karger, Berlin, 1920.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1922;29(4):554. doi:10.1001/archinte.1922.00110040153011

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Books of this type are intended for the medical student and the general practitioner. They have a certain value and are a type of reference a busy and perplexed practitioner will most readily consult. This text will appeal because it deals largely with the atypical forms and symptoms of various diseases. These are given in considerable detail. A brief résumé of the normal train of symptoms of a given disease precedes the description of the atypical forms. This should prove a valuable feature of the book. Differential diagnoses are generally only mentioned. It is obviously difficult and probably hardly intended that a text of this kind should cover any subject in detail. Its function is limited and chiefly lies in the fact that it serves as a quick reference and that it emphasizes the unusual features of a given disease. The frequent allusions throughout the book to other sources of

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