October 31, 1925

Diseases of the Bronchi, Lungs and Pleura.

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By Frederick T. Lord, M.D., Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School. Second edition. Cloth. Price, $8. Pp. 776, with 110 illustrations. Philadelphia: Lea & Febiger, 1925.

JAMA. 1925;85(18):1422. doi:10.1001/jama.1925.02670180078039

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In this edition, Dr. Lord has accumulated the newer contributions to his subject during the last decade, especially along bacteriologic and immunologic lines and in the advance of thoracic surgery. The literature as a whole is reviewed up to 1923. In its present shape, the book represents a reliable and rather conservative guide through the vast and bewildering field which it covers with a remarkable completeness as to the variety of pathologic conditions. The text abounds in references, and the fact that Dr. Lord always refers to the original works and the classics in medicine makes it particularly valuable as a reference book. A new chapter on pulmonary tuberculosis is added, which does not reach the standard of the other chapters. While divergent opinions, wherever they arise, are objectively enumerated, the expression of a personal opinion and the results of the author's vast experiences are rather missed throughout the book;

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