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December 19, 1908

Pain, Its Causation and Diagnostic Significance in Internal Diseases.

JAMA. 1908;LI(25):2180-2181. doi:10.1001/jama.1908.02540250080025

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This book deals with the diagnosis of visceral diseases, starting with the symptomatic pain which may accompany them. The discussion of pain, its quality, its location, its cause and its significance in individual diseases is preceded by chapters on "The Sensation of Pain," "Functional Modifications of Pain," "Topography in Its Relation to Pain," and "Quality and Times of Occurrence." About 30 pages are devoted to the nervous system, a brief chapter to organs of motion, about 120 pages to diseases of the digestive system, including the liver and pancreas, about 30 to the urinary system and spleen, and finally a brief chapter to the respiratory and circulatory systems. The pages which treat of the digestive system are the most satisfactory for the diagnosis of painful diseases of this system is considered very fully.

The details of Schmidt's views can not be gone into in this review, but to give the

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