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The art of medicine ideally consists of the clinician's skills in analyzing the patient's presenting symptoms and signs to develop a set of likely explanations. When a straightforward diagnosis needs laboratory confirmation, physicians benefit from a guide to the safest, most direct approach, particularly in this cost-conscious era. When the diagnosis is not straightforward, a reference book discussing pertinent differential diagnoses is invaluable. Conn sets out to provide this dual reference.
Section 1 discusses differential diagnoses of common problems such as syncope, chronic cough, and fatigue. A definition of the problem is followed by a description of the typical symptoms
Current Diagnosis.. Ann Intern Med. 1985;103:165–166. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-103-1-165_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1985;103(1):165-166.
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