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July 29, 1911

A Text-Book of Medical Diagnosis,

JAMA. 1911;LVII(5):412. doi:10.1001/jama.1911.04260070416035

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The authors of this volume have endeavored to encourage individualization in the examination of patients by a method of investigating the disease which brings the entire organism under consideration. A brief pathologic definition is given of each disease, after which the more prominent points in symptomatology are described, followed by an account of physical signs and laboratory diagnosis where applicable. In several eases there is also a section on differential diagnosis. Diseases receive the usual classification and preceding each division, such as diseases of the respiratory organs, stomach, etc., a brief account of the general methods of diagnosis is given, but the special signs are described under each disease. A careful examination shows that the methods are accurately and clearly given and the latest information is introduced. A peculiar feature, the utility of which may be questioned, is the presentation of numerous views showing the gait of patients in the

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