November 1940

Diagnostic Signs, Reflexes and Syndromes.

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By Wm. Egbert Robertson, M.D., Visiting Physician, Philadelphia General Hospital, and Harold F. Robertson, M.D., Instructor in Medicine, University of Pennsylvania. Price, $3.50. Pp. 309. Philadelphia: F. A. Davis Company, 1939.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1940;66(5):1188. doi:10.1001/archinte.1940.00190170179009

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This is a queer book and of an entirely new type, as is stated in the publisher's foreword. It is no less than it pretends to be, a compendium of physical signs, reflexes and syndromes.

In a painstaking manner and overlooking or forgetting very few, the authors have collected and tabulated the physical signs, reflexes and syndromes with which any observer's name has ever been related, and these they have set down in alphabetical order. A great many names appear which the usual clinician does not associate with the physical signs described, and a great many signs are named which do not appear of especial importance. The book on the whole, however, is worth owning for reference work if one is interested in the use of a novel form of medical dictionary.

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