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September 1925

Precis de Clinique Semiologique.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1925;36(3):446. doi:10.1001/archinte.1925.00120150155012

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This excellent volume should make a good practitioner of its careful readers. While not pretentious, it takes up in a careful, systematic way the examination, diagnosis and treatment of patients. Beginning with a detailed chapter on history taking, physical examination and laboratory examinations, the author gives numerous valuable points with their significance clearly indicated. A detailed outline of system examinations follows, with interpretation of findings, special consideration being given to the diagnosis and the cause of symptoms. The digestive, repiratory, circulatory, urinary and nervous systems are dealt with at length. Prognosis receives careful consideration and the question of complications is well presented.

The detailed consideration of therapy includes chemical, physical, surgical, as well as colloidal, glandular and psychiatric methods. A chapter on the action of medicines follows, and the necessity of choosing the appropriate one from a number of possible drugs is emphasized.

Throughout is emphasized the need for careful

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