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Oh, if only the book jacket promise were fulfilled! Imagine this: swifter, surer diagnosis of systemic disease by means of one composite picture, a systematic approach to differential diagnosis, and full-color anatomic illustrations as background. Inside, however, is a sad disappointment. A brief history for the condition described is usually adequate, although the "classic findings" for physical examination, laboratory studies, and treatment are, at best, skimpy. The list of differential diagnostic possibilities is usually large enough (9 for smallpox and miliary tuberculosis, 12 for acute lymphatic leukemia, and, believe it or not, 5 for histiocytosis X), but the list is
Illustrated Diagnosis of Systemic Diseases.. Ann Intern Med. ;76:842. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-76-5-842_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1972;76(5):842.
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