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July 1, 1955

Kleines Diagnostikon.

AMA Arch Intern Med. 1955;96(1):135. doi:10.1001/archinte.1955.04430010149019

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This little book, sturdily bound, gives in alphabetic order the most important subjective and objective symptoms of illness, as well as the respective results of simple laboratory methods. There is a total array of 183 symptoms.

Here is a short example:

No. 59—Facial nerve paralysis:

  1. Peripheral (forehead, eye, mouth involved):

    • Rheumatism, syphilis, diphtheria; in children frequently poliomyelitis

    • Diseases of the parotid gland: abscesses, tumors

    • Diseases of the middle ear and os petrosum

    • Inflammations and tumors of the base of the brain; for instance, acusticus tumor

    • Trauma

  2. Central (frowning possible): apoplexy, cerebral sclerosis, progressive paralysis. The arrangement of the book is clear and rather complete, in spite of its conciseness, and it should be helpful to the student and general practitioner.

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