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March 21, 1925

Funktionsprüfung innerer Organe.

JAMA. 1925;84(12):917. doi:10.1001/jama.1925.02660380053035

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This is a collection of articles that have been appearing in the Klinische Wochenschrift during the last two years. Functional tests are fast becoming of importance to the clinician, so that the appearance of such a work is timely. The field covered in the various discussions includes functional tests of the activity of the heart, stomach, intestines, liver, kidney and pancreas, while a chapter is inserted on pharmacologic tests of the activity of the nervous system. While it is not contended that such tests will invariably prove of absolute diagnostic value, it is certainly true that the application of many of these functional procedures will often clear up many factors that have been previously obscure. The writers of the various sections are men who have worked with these methods and can speak authoritatively regarding them, although it is unfortunate that little or no attention is paid to some of the

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