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August 1952

Signs and Symptoms.

AMA Arch Intern Med. 1952;90(2):280. doi:10.1001/archinte.1952.00240080146016

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Each of the 31 chapters of this excellent book is an essay on one major sign or symptom presented by the patient as he comes to the physician's care. Emphasis is upon pathologic physiology. Results of recent investigations have been incorporated. Each subject has been presented at a graduate level and in terms of present concepts. Particularly impressive are the discussions on pathologic bleeding, disturbances of consciousness and of muscle movement, fainting, fever, dyspnea, cyanosis, pain in its various locations, dehydration, edema, obesity, and undernutrition. The book is recommended as an up-to-date, although conservative, presentation of those fields of pathologic physiology in the problems of internal medicine that have been cultivated extensively in the past decade or two.

The format of the book is excellent. Each page is set in double columns, and most chapters have a short bibliography of important references.

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