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March 19, 1932

Praktische Differentialdiagnostik für Ärzte und Studierende.

JAMA. 1932;98(12):1023. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02730380091039

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This is the seventh and concluding volume of a comprehensive work on practical differential diagnosis. The editor, Prof. Dr. Georg Honigmann, died before it was completed. The volume is edited by Dr. Walter Pflüger of Stuttgart and Prof. Dr. Joseph Husler of Munich. The book is a valuable addition to pediatric textbooks and is especially designed for the general practitioner and student rather than the specialist. The information regarding differential diagnosis is easily available and concise: in the chapter on the new-born, the differential diagnosis on the causes of asphyxia is discussed, then on the causes of convulsions, then icterus, swellings of the head, fever in the first week, bloody stools and hematemesis. Another example of the method of differentiation may be cited from the section on the kidney: disturbances in urine secretion are differentiated, cause of polyuria, causes of anuria, enuresis, differentiation of causes of bacteriuria, and pus in