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It is astounding to observe the amount of material that has been incorporated in this small handbook of practical thoracic surgery. In the introduction the author states: "A specialist is a man who knows more and more about less and less" and that his reason for preparing the work is to make it possible for everyone to obtain information concerning the many facets of thoracic surgery. Thoracic surgery has become so specialized that it is impossible for the student and any practitioners of medicine to keep abreast of the progress being made. An attempt is made to give a résumé of all the advances that have been made and are being used in thoracic surgery. The book is arranged in outline form wherever possible. There are discussions on the method of obtaining the history of the patient with a thoracic disease, the physical examination, and the various important diagnostic procedures
Taschenbuch der praktischen Thoraxchirurgie. JAMA. 1954;156(11):1124-1125. doi:10.1001/jama.1954.02950110086035