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October 1951

Medizin in Bewegung: Klinische Erkenntnisse und ärztliche Aufgabe.

AMA Arch Intern Med. 1951;88(4):549-550. doi:10.1001/archinte.1951.03810100133020

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In the preface the author states that the period of the great systems in medicine has passed. With firm intent he speaks of the clinical examination and management of the patient, rather than of the diagnosis and treatment of the disease. The contents of this clinician's book are based entirely on his personal experience, which obviously is large. He pays deserved tribute to Ludolf Krehl and Helmut Marx, former teachers and superiors with whom he was closely identified, especially the former. The introductory chapter is a historical, clinical, and philosophical résumé of the factors constituting the basis of medical knowledge. The second chapter deals with disease and personality, in which he uses peptic ulcer as an illustration. The author observes that disease as gleaned from the life history always has many roots, internal and external, in the somatic as well as in the physical sphere, in circumstances of personal and

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