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July 12, 1930

Surgery of the Lung and Pleura.

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By H. Morriston Davies, M.A., M.D., M.Ch., Medical Superintendent, Vale of Clwyd Sanatorium. Cloth. Price, $8. Pp. 355, with illustrations. New York: Oxford University Press, 1930.

JAMA. 1930;95(2):148. doi:10.1001/jama.1930.02720020064032

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This is a clear, concise, comprehensive and authoritative monograph on the diseases of the thorax that are amenable to surgical treatment. Chapters on regional anatomy and on the physiology of respiration are followed by one on the clinical significance of the various symptoms and signs and their combinations. Diagnosis and the indications for treatment are stressed in the chapters dealing systematically with the various diseases, injuries and abnormalities of the pleurae, lungs, bronchi and diaphragm. The various methods of surgical treatment are given in detail with results that have been obtained. One chapter is devoted to the indications and technic for evulsion of the phrenic nerve, for thoracoplasty and for pneumolysis. The chapter on the diseases of the pleurae and that on the surgical treatment of pulmonary tuberculosis are especially comprehensive and instructive. The text is well illustrated and there is an extensive classified bibliography. This book is highly recommended

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