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February 9, 1924

Die Lungenphthise. Ergebnisse vergleichender röntgenologischanatomischer Untersuchungen.

JAMA. 1924;82(6):492. doi:10.1001/jama.1924.02650320062034

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Abstract

One can do no better, in beginning a review of this book, than to read the introduction by Ludwig Aschoff: "The idea of presenting a comparative study, roentgenologically and anatomatically, of the changes which occur in the course of a pulmonary tuberculosis, is so fascinating that many attempts have been made to this end. In order, however, to achieve fruitful results for clinical use, the methods of such examination must be free from criticism and must be born of broad experience. There must be between anatomist and clinician a complete understanding as to nomenclature, evaluation and classification. Finally, the study requires a large material and enormous patience." Even a casual inspection of this work will convince the reader that Aschoff's requirements have been met. The material consists of fifty-two cases, which have been studied clinically, roentgenographically and anatomically. Each case has been carefully considered, clinically and roentgenologically, and the findings

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