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April 1934

Clinical Diagnosis: Physical and Differential.

Am J Dis Child. 1934;47(4):938. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1934.01960110221026

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This book is a concise but comprehensive text for medical students and a guide for physicians. The subject is well covered, and the book gives a clear understanding of modern methods of clinical diagnosis. The material is well organized and without repetitions. The chapter on the taking of histories covers completely and compactly the matter of obtaining a satisfactory record of the patient's complaints. The methods used in physical examination are described in detail, and an outline for a logical procedure is given. Tuberculosis and heart disease are discussed at length, and the student is given an opportunity to become familiar with the majority of the findings in the chest.

In the teaching of differential diagnosis, the plan advocated by the author offers students a method of attack as well as a more intimate knowledge of disease processes. The many pages devoted to the signs and symptoms of various conditions

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