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May 8, 1926

Thoracic Surgery. The Surgical Treatment of Thoracic Disease.

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By Howard Lilienthal, M.D., F.A.C.S., Consulting Surgeon to Mount Sinai and to Bellevue Hospitals. Two volumes. Cloth. Price, $20. Pp. 1294, with 904 illustrations. Philadelphia: W. B. Saunders Company, 1925.

JAMA. 1926;86(19):1474-1475. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02670450066032

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This is the most comprehensive treatise on thoracic surgery that has appeared in English. The work is essentially a record of the personal experience and present views of a leader in this field. His purpose is to give to the general medical profession a guide to the diagnosis of surgical thoracic diseases and the possibilities of their operative treatment. Chapters dealing with related specialties are included to give necessary collateral information. These include physiology, by Evarts A. Graham; roentgenology, by Leopold Jaches; general anesthesia, by William Branower; blood transfusion, by Reuben Ottenberg; the intravascular treatment of thoracic aneurysm with gold wire and galvanism, by William Chittenden Lusk, and the treatment of pulmonary tuberculosis by means of induced pneumothorax by J. Burns Amberson, Jr., and Andrew Peters. With the exception of these chapters, the material is the personal contribution of the author and is based on his great wealth of clinical

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