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July 31, 1926

A Text-Book of Medical Diagnosis.

JAMA. 1926;87(5):350. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02680050060040

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In the field of medical diagnosis there are not many books of the type of Anders and Boston; nor, perhaps, is there any type that is more valuable. This sort of work is a bedside book; not in the sense that its 1,422 pages could be taken to the bedside but that it is the product of long years of bedside observation, minute and keen, executed and recorded by authors who have been ready to check up their sense gained evidence in modern laboratories, and to welcome laboratory methods as an addition to their methods. They have incorporated all their experience in the book. There is the usual division into diseases of the respiratory system, circulatory system, etc., with their various subdivisions. Under each disease are given the data, clinical and laboratory, that may be useful in arriving at a diagnosis. This makes it unnecessary for the physician to consult

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