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The master discussant of hospital clinical pathologic conferences, who is frequently the favorite consultant of many physicians, earns our admiration by his alert observations and his lucid classification of the symptoms, signs, laboratory data, and special studies into a precise and concise framework of the most probable diseases. The key to his success is a systematic diagnostic approach to the presenting syndrome, which is the subject of this book.
The 13 presenting syndromes include aortic regurgitation, episodic unconsciousness, fever of unknown origin, poorly resolving pneumonia, and diffuse demineralization of bone. Each reader will probably favor a different chapter, depending on
Diagnostic Approaches to Presenting Syndromes.. Ann Intern Med. 1972;76:521–522. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-76-3-521_2
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