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November 3, 1951

Chest X-Ray Diagnosis

JAMA. 1951;147(10):995. doi:10.1001/jama.1951.03670270085036

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The author's 30 years of experience in the field of radiology have provided a rich background for a reference book which should be of value to the student and practitioner, as well as the chest specialist and radiologist. The purpose of the book is to present the place of radiology in the diagnosis of diseases of the heart and lung, and the author is careful to emphasize the limitations of x-ray diagnosis as well as its advantages.

The book is divided into 10 sections; it includes discussion of diseases of lungs, mediastinum, diaphragm, pleura, the chest wall, soft tissues of the neck, the heart, and great vessels. The clinical picture of each disease is discussed in relation to x-ray diagnosis. Special methods of examination are presented so that the reader who is not specially trained in radiology can understand the significance of these techniques. The emphasis given in both the

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