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Dr. Stern has written a textbook that in the reviewer's opinion is most timely. Most textbooks on physical diagnosis either confine themselves solely to the chest organs or are so large and cumbersome that anything like a complete reading constitutes something of an ordeal.
In this book, however, Dr. Stern combines completeness with brevity. He crowds an astonishing amount of information into something less than four hundred pages. His description of the mechanisms involved in physical diagnosis is simple, direct and understandable. His outline of laboratory technic is adequate to the requirements of most practitioners and students. His section on
Clinical Diagnosis: Physical and Differential.. Ann Intern Med. ;7:136. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-7-1-136_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1933;7(1):136.
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