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July 29, 1911

A Treatise on Diagnostic Methods of Examination.

JAMA. 1911;LVII(5):411. doi:10.1001/jama.1911.04260070415032

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The first edition of the translation of Sahli appeared some six years ago and received our favorable comment at that time. This second edition, a translation from the fifth German edition, is in substance the same as the first, though larger by about two hundred pages, which include much real revision and many additions. The chapter on hemodynamics has been completely rewritten; the various polygraphs and their values are tdiscussed; and numerous additions have been made in the sections devoted to the examination of the stomach and the urine. The same is true of Sahlis excellent chapters on the blood and the nervous system. There are new cuts and two new plates. Altogether, the book is decidedly improved by these changes that help to bring it up to date and to make it more complete than the former edition. The failure to include a discussion of the Enithoven string galvanometer

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