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To the Editor:
—The manual of instructions, recently sent to members of the medical advisory boards, on the whole is an admirable compilation. The descriptions of the various conditions likely to be met are clearly and concisely described, in places with almost the simplicity of Greek art. In contrast to this general excellence stands the Cubist or Futurist description of the roentgenoscopic examination of the lungs in tuberculosis. This reminds one of a jumble of lines and colors which the artist labels a Nude (presumably woman) Coming Down Stairs (presumably in the sunlight), but which to others appears more like a railroad wreck in a fog than anything else. This is unfortunate, because the recent scientific work, particularly of Dunham and Miller, on the interpretation of the roentgenogram shadows of tuberculous and normal lungs makes it possible to have a simple, clear, scientific description of the roentgenogram of tuberculous lungs
Bardeen CR. INSTRUCTIONS FOR ADVISORY BOARDS, AND THE DIAGNOSIS OF TUBERCULOSIS BY ROENTGENOLOGY. JAMA. 1918;70(10):720. doi:10.1001/jama.1918.02600100058028