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Well over 300 physicians have thrown pearls into this bulky jewel box, and the resulting work is more artificial than real. The major change from the previous edition is the addition of 22 short chapters under the general heading "Aids to Diagnosis." Several of these discussions are superb and come closest to the editors' aim to provide information for physicians faced with the need to establish a likely diagnosis. Chapters on "The Jaundiced Patient" (in Sheila Sherlock's muscular prose), "Fever of Unknown Origin" (Wallace and Petersdorf), "Fatigue" (Gordon Cader), and "Anemia" (C. R. Baisden) are well written, pithy, and distill
Current Diagnosis 3.. Ann Intern Med. ;75:980–981. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-75-6-980_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1971;75(6):980-981.
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