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It is only necessary for one to read this book in order to realize the great amount of work involved in its production, for diagnosis covers a very large part of the field of medicine. It is evident that the author's intention was to make the work a practical one and, to facilitate its use, a comprehensive symptom index and marginal headings have been added. What the author considers the essential, or perhaps more important, factors in a diagnosis are put in italics, thus making them more easily grasped by the eye and perhaps more impressive on the mind. That this method of presenting the subject has met with success is evidenced by the fact that five editions of the work have been published. In this edition, more than a hundred pages of new matter have been added, much of this dealing with newer instruments of precision used in the
Medical Diagnosis for the Student and Practitioner. JAMA. 1923;81(13):1137. doi:10.1001/jama.1923.02650130075038
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