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The early appearance of a second edition of this monumental text is a tribute to the energy of the authors. The first edition has become the standard reference for roentgenographic diagnosis of diseases of the chest. The inclusion of extensive pathological, clinical, and physiological material has also made it a favorite among specialists in pulmonary medicine. The great increase of the body of knowledge in chest disease that has occurred since the first edition prompted the second writing. A substantial number of additions and important revisions have been incorporated into this first volume of the new four-volume text. Unfortunately, the large mass of new material has considerably increased the size of the new text.
Except for deletion of the tables of differential diagnosis, which will be incorporated into volume 4, the scope of volume 1 of the second edition is the same as that of the first edition. Each of
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