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December 1960

The Physical Diagnosis of Communicable Diseases.

Am J Dis Child. 1960;100(6):964. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1960.04020040966032

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By what process other than cinematography in this day and age could you arrange to have more than 20 children with communicable disease parade through your auditorium? Some of these patients have diagnostic features to hear, and all have diagnostic physical findings to see, and you see clearly from a close vantage point. When you are looking down a throat, you feel you're only a foot away from the patient! The photography and sound are excellent, and the lighting and color are superb. The subjects shown have roseola, rubella, and measles; chicken pox, herpetic stomatitis, herpes simplex and zoster; mycotic pharyngitis, mumps, cervical adenitis, and scarlet fever; whooping cough (the whoop tears your heart out), poliomyelitis, encephalitis, 3 kinds of meningitis, disseminated tuberculosis, and a mycosis.

This film illustrates clearly the dilemma of the medical film producer. There is an excellent running commentary of the things to see and some

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