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A physician cannot hope to hold in his memory even the simplest facts of all diseases and syndromes encompassed by the medical knowledge of our time. When, sooner or later, he sees a patient whose symptoms and signs do not quickly suggest one or more tentative diagnoses as a basis for further study, he must use a crutch to his recall. Yater and Oliver's handbook is such a crutch and a much-desired one; it is now in its fifth edition.
The authors place signs and symptoms in two groups: one for those which present chiefly in particular regions of the
Symptom Diagnosis.. Ann Intern Med. 1961;55:708–709. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-55-4-708
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1961;55(4):708-709.
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