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The wealth of information included in these volumes is amazing. Starting from the beginning of the collapse treatment up to the present the author has covered the entire subject with encyclopedic detail. Every phase of thoracoplasty whether the technic of the operation itself, the indications for operation or the underlying physiologic concept of collapse therapy, is completely covered. The bibliography of some 600 articles is in itself astounding, especially when one realizes as one reads that this bibliography was not picked out of an index by title or used to overawe the reader but that the individual articles have been carefully read and their subject matter used to compile the text. The work is well illustrated, and the illustrations like the bibliography are apt and to the point. In its printing and arrangement the reader will be pleased to note the clear form used in American textbooks. The author's own
La toracoplastia en el tratamiento de la tuberculosis pulmonar. JAMA. 1940;114(4):349. doi:10.1001/jama.1940.02810040059031