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July 1, 1955

Kleines Diagnostikon.

AMA Arch Intern Med. 1955;96(1):135. doi:10.1001/archinte.1955.04430010149019

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Abstract

This little book, sturdily bound, gives in alphabetic order the most important subjective and objective symptoms of illness, as well as the respective results of simple laboratory methods. There is a total array of 183 symptoms.

Here is a short example:

No. 59—Facial nerve paralysis:

  1. Peripheral (forehead, eye, mouth involved):

    • Rheumatism, syphilis, diphtheria; in children frequently poliomyelitis

    • Diseases of the parotid gland: abscesses, tumors

    • Diseases of the middle ear and os petrosum

    • Inflammations and tumors of the base of the brain; for instance, acusticus tumor

    • Trauma

  2. Central (frowning possible): apoplexy, cerebral sclerosis, progressive paralysis. The arrangement of the book is clear and rather complete, in spite of its conciseness, and it should be helpful to the student and general practitioner.

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