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September 25, 1937

Clinical Reviews of the Pittsburgh Diagnostic Clinic. Guideposts to Medical Diagnosis and Treatment

JAMA. 1937;109(13):1069-1070. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780390071043

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Designed to meet the requirements of bedside practice, the Pittsburgh Diagnostic Clinic began in 1931 the publication of a series of brief reviews on selected medical subjects. As in previous volumes, a strict adherence to the idea of practicability induced the authors to avoid or eliminate research details, controversial topics and extensive reference to the literature. The style of presentation is simple and easily readable; the space allotted each subject has been determined according to its frequency and importance. The essays discuss such a variety of pathologic conditions as psychoneuroses, abnormalities of growth, hyperthyroidism, diabetes, various types of arthritis, pernicious anemia, renal diseases and carcinoma of the lung. Eight authors contributed to the volume but there is no lack of uniformity, probably because one man has contributed most. Atrophic arthritis has been treated in a nearly monographic manner. Omission of the evaluation of mucin and histidine preparations in the treatment

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