The book is intended to be a guide to the medical student and to the young practitioner. It gives a concise review of the methods available to the physician, at the patient's bed and in the laboratory, for the diagnosis of internal diseases.
The first part deals with anamnesis and general inspection. The interpretation of subjective symptoms is discussed, especially with regard to the misleading localization of pains, and attention is called to the great importance of the constitution to modern medicine. A few typical pictures illustrate the influence of disturbances of the glands of internal secretion on the external habitus of the individual.
The following sections take up the special findings in different diseases, arranged according to the organs. Many good illustrations are added to the text, which is clear and free of unnecessary details. Special mention should be made of the colored plates, and the laryngoscopic, cystoscopic and