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August 24, 1957

Signs and Symptoms: Applied Pathologic Physiology and Clinical Interpretation

JAMA. 1957;164(17):1992. doi:10.1001/jama.1957.02980170132027

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Although this book represents the combined efforts of 28 contributors, skillful editing has produced a smoothness and unity that is rare in medical books of this type. The purpose of the book is to orient the student and physician as to the proper approach to diagnosis. The book quite naturally begins with a chapter on history taking and is followed by several chapters on analysis of such symptoms as pain, headache, cough, dyspnea, cyanosis, and jaundice. Three chapters not included in previous editions deal with growth and sex development, generalized vasospasm and arterial hypertension, and lymphadenopathy and disorders of the lymphatic system. At the end of each chapter a few well-selected references are listed. Many tables and illustrations supplement the well-written text. The index is complete. The teaching experiences of the contributors and the editor are crystallized in this book so that it should be valuable to the medical student

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