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This monograph contains seventeen articles, each by a different author, and all concerned with the earliest manifestations of a group of chronic diseases.
Fraenkel's article opens with a general discussion of the subject. There follow a chapter on health examinations, life insurance examinations and then a brief discussion of the earlier manifestations of chronic nephritis, thyrotoxicosis, diabetes mellitus, cardiac decompensation, digitalis in early heart failure, the dynamics of cardiac failure, predominating manifestations of schizophrenia, psychosis, the beginning of alcoholism, early manifestation of tabes and paresis, early pulmonary tuberculosis, hepatic insufficiency and fundamental liver diagnosis.
The various subjects have been gone into thoroughly, and the reader may find in this monograph a good critical review of the present knowledge. This volume supplies an actual need, and furnishes a much needed ready reference on this field. Apparently all the contributors are well informed on their special topics and carried on more or
Krankheitsanfänge bei chronischen Leiden. Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1932;50(1):170. doi:10.1001/archinte.1932.00150140177018
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