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This is the fourth edition of this book, originally written by Drs. Wilfred M. Barton and Wallace M. Yater. It is designed for quick reference work in the office and not for study. Symptoms are classified as regional and general. Under each symptom are paragraphs discussing briefly each disease or condition in which the particular symptom may be seen. A concluding paragraph lists the less common causes.
The whole field of medicine and surgery has been covered. Seventeen new tables of differential diagnosis have been inserted and the whole book brought up to date. The two indexes have been combined into a single index, which is a definite improvement. This book is one of the best of its kind.
Symptom Diagnosis.. Am J Dis Child. 1942;63(4):830. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1942.02010040198016