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February 1930

Physical Diagnosis.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1930;45(2):318. doi:10.1001/archinte.1930.00140080160018

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This book, which has been long recognized as one of the standard texts in the subject, now appears in its fifth edition, rather extensively revised and rewritten in many portions, particularly those dealing with the pathologic physiology of the heart and the manifestations of incipient cardiac insufficiency. The illustrations are well chosen and clear, being printed on good paper, and being accompanied by brief explanatory captions, thereby enabling the student to grasp the context readily.

The chapters on examination of the nervous system are too sketchy to be of much value. This, however, is beyond the scope of the usual textbook on physical diagnosis.

This manual is recommended to medical students and practitioners.

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