December 1931

Differential Diagnosis in Pediatrics.

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By Dr. W. Pfluger, with a foreword by Prof. Dr. J. Husler. Price, 73 marks. Pp. 160. Dresden: Theodore Steinkopff, 1931.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1931;48(6):1241. doi:10.1001/archinte.1931.00150070179016

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This modest little text differs materially from some of its predecessors in the same field in that emphasis is placed primarily on the symptomatology of disease. The interpretation of symptoms leads to a practical discussion of every phase of differential diagnosis.

The important and essential procedures at the bedside are stressed, and are presented in simple, lucid fashion.

The subject matter treated is amazingly extensive and comprehensive for so small a book. In connection with one or several outstanding symptoms, such as cyanosis or pallor, hyperpyrexia, convulsive seizures, hemorrhage of various forms, icterus, vomiting or diarrhea and many others, every conceivable disorder in any way related to the symptom and common to the given age level of the infant or child is discussed and clearly analyzed from the standpoint of differential diagnosis.

In such discussion, again, the primary and most likely disorders, or disorders related in any way to the

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