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February 28, 1931

Physical Diagnosis.

JAMA. 1931;96(9):714-715. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02720350066039

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At the request of the publishers, Dr. Elmer has taken over the task of completely revising Dr. Rose's work on physical diagnosis, which had gone through five editions. Much of the original has been retained, certain chapters have been rewritten, numerous additions have been made, and the whole has been rearranged to fit more nearly the needs of medical students. As it now stands, the book is admirably fitted to be used as a textbook for teaching physical diagnosis. The first part is devoted to the technic of complete physical examination of patients, including examination of the abdomen and extremities, as well as special examinations by such physical means as the x-rays and the electrocardiograph. Anatomic landmarks and surface anatomy are well presented. The second part covers the physical diagnosis of diseases of the respiratory and circulatory systems. In many respects the work fills a long felt need in supplying

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