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October 2, 1948

Diseases of the Chest Described for Students and Practitioners

JAMA. 1948;138(5):392. doi:10.1001/jama.1948.02900050060038

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The chief revision in this the second edition of this book is in the bronchopulmonary anatomy, which has been brought to conform more closely to the modern American concept emphasizing the bronchopulmonary segments. The book is apparently written primarily for the medical student in the clinical years. Much space is devoted to physiology and to symptoms and physical signs with mechanisms of their production. The discussion of tuberculosis is very good except that streptomycin is not mentioned. The chapter on bronchial carcinoma is excellent, and the drawing illustrating the metastatic sites is especially illuminating. The discussion of fungous diseases is inadequate, and histoplasmosis is not even mentioned. There is a paucity of roentgenograms which is refreshingly at variance with the recent American tendency to make the literature on the chest top-heavy with them. The author endeavors "to set forth how diseases of the chest should be taught." He has produced

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