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April 1937

Differentialdiagnose in der inneren Medizin.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1937;59(4):756-757. doi:10.1001/archinte.1937.00170200198018

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This volume is the first of three which will represent the complete work of Naegeli on differential diagnosis in internal medicine. The second part is scheduled to appear in 1936 and the third in 1937, the total representing approximately 700 or 800 pages. This volume is short, containing 216 pages, and is paper bound. Instead of approaching differential diagnosis from the standpoint of symptoms alone, Naegeli prefers to proceed from a broad point of view, first identifying the disease as an inflammation, intoxication, tumor, lymphatic or allied disorder, endocrine disturbance, allergic state, avitaminosis, deficiency disease or involvement of an isolated organ, such as the heart or brain. A brief discussion of each of these groups is given. For example, under inflammation the various criteria to establish such a diagnosis, such as the temperature, pulse rate, sedimentation time of the blood and leukocytic responses, are evaluated. The author then plunges into

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