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Not only is every chapter in this work interesting in bringing a clear presentation of new points of view, of new observations and of new therapeutic suggestions, but the development of the whole makes apparent so close an integration of the application of physiology and pathology to clinical problems that the reading of the book affords genuine pleasure. Perhaps the interest is enhanced because of the personal flavor that prevails throughout, for it is biographic in the sense that it portrays the development of von Bergmann's line of reasoning from the time of his earliest investigations, and the delineation of strictly scientific material is done with sufficient personal touch to enhance both its liveliness and its clinical value. The work of von Bergmann and his pupils has covered the entire range of the clinical field. The discussion of the colon, the appendix and the stomach cannot help but interest the
Funktionelle Pathologie, eine klinische Sammlung von Ergebnissen und Anschauungen einer Arbeitsrichtung. JAMA. 1932;99(24):2056. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02740760066036
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