The editors have completely revised the edition of Current Diagnosis published four years ago. This has been accomplished partially by selection of new contributors. The object of this treatise is to provide the practicing physician with an up-to-date reference on medical diagnosis in one volume. Three hundred and forty authors provide both new and old factual information. This book is divided into 19 sections and includes an index. Sections are concerned with disorders of systems of the body, ie, respiration, cardiovascular. Other sections cover aids to diagnosis, infectious diseases, allergy, diseases of the newborn, infants and childhood, diseases of connective tissue, etc.
Subdivisions of the section on aids to diagnosis discuss fever of unknown origin, chronic cough, hemoptysis, chest pain, anemia, lymphadenopathy, anorexia, vomiting, jaundice, acute abdominal pain, gastrointestinal hemorrhage, pyuria, syncope, facial pain, the unconscious patient, convulsive disorders, etc. The section on infectious diseases deals with specific entities as