This book is the fifth in a series of handbooks published in behalf of The Practitioner. The editors have attempted to produce a practical, up-to-date manual devoted to those conditions which are most likely to confuse the student and the general practitioner. Because of the wide scope of the rather small volume the treatment of each item is, of necessity, brief. Migraine, for example, is dismissed in a little more than one and one-half pages. The concise style reflects careful study and a boiling down of the material to its essentials, a welcome virtue.
The book is in two parts. Part 1, which is on clinical diagnosis, consists of short monographs on the diagnostic significance of the knee jerk, diagnosis in diseases of the skin and in facial conditions, the diagnostic importance of the tongue, changes in the nails as an aid to diagnosis, pains about the head and neck,