April 27, 1907

Diseases of the Lungs. Designed to be a Practical Presentation of the Subject for the Use of Students and Practitioners of Medicine.

JAMA. 1907;XLVIII(17):1453. doi:10.1001/jama.1907.02520430065023

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This is designed to supplement Dr. Babcock's book on "Diseases of the Circulatory System," and covers the subject of the diseases of the lungs rather thoroughly with the exception of the diseases of the pleuræ, to which are devoted but seventy of the 770 pages which comprise the text. The chapters on bronchitis are fairly complete, though necessarily abbreviated, particularly the one on bronchial asthma. In his preparation of the text of these chapters the author has relied largely on the writings of Hoffmann and of Lenhartz. In general, however, and be it added much to his credit, he has been not so much a searcher of medical literature as a student of individual patients.

The chapters on Acute Fibrinous Pneumonia are far better than the single chapter devoted to Acute Bronchopneumonia. Pulmonary emphysema seems to the reviewer rather slighted, inasmuch as it is of much clinical interest by reason

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