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Greater reliance upon history and physical findings in the management of acute abdominal conditions is the credo of the author of this monograph. Laboratory and X-ray findings, he emphasizes, may help to confirm a suspected diagnosis, but one must be prepared to make a decision between surgical and nonsurgical management purely on the basis of facts perceived through the use of the physician's five senses and upon the accurate interpretation of them. When any reference at all is made to X-ray or laboratory findings in the various situations discussed it appears under a separate heading in smaller print and without
Physical Diagnosis of Acute Abdominal Diseases and Injuries.. Ann Intern Med. ;62:1106. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-62-5-1106_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1965;62(5):1106.
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