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February 1935

Diagnostik mit freiem Auge. Ektoskopie und Ektographie mit einem Anhang neuere Tastbefunde.

Arch NeurPsych. 1935;33(2):451-452. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1935.02250140207023

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This is the fourth edition of the author's treatise on what he suggests calling ectoscopy. Ectoscopy is the study of certain phenomena which can be seen by simple inspection of the surface of the human trunk. To give a typical example, the movements of the intercostal areas during speech may be diagnostically important. By careful and systematized observation, the author has found a number of diagnostically useful signs relative to the visceral organs. Since certain of these phenomena are influenced by paralyses or contractures, the author's methods have a certain, though limited, bearing on neurology.

Weisz presents his material in great detail. His methods are evidently useful since they counteract the modern tendency to neglect observation of the living person in favor of highly technical laboratory methods; but the material which is presented is a little meager for the academic circumstantiality with which it is set forth.

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