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The Early Diagnosis of the Acute Abdomen.

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By COPE ZACHARY. , B.A., M.D., M.S. Lond., F.R.C.S. Eng. 257 pages; 22.5 X 14.5 cm. Oxford University Press; , New York: . 1940.. Price, $3.75.


Ann Intern Med. 1941;15(2):334-335. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-15-2-334_3
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An excellent compendium or roll-call of the conditions which are commonly responsible for the acute abdomen, stressing the history, methods of examination and differential points for early diagnosis.

This illustrated book written in large print, limited to 244 pages, should prove of particular value, first to students, in giving them an organized and concise picture of such a vast subject, and second to practitioners, in giving a review of diseases so consistently and commonly responsible for abdominal distress.

The author stresses the value of history taking, examination, anatomy and physiology in the interpretation of symptoms in making a diagnosis. Laboratory

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