January 1928

The Normal Chest.

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By Dr. J. A. Myers. Price, $3.50. Baltimore: Williams & Wilkins Company, 1927.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1928;41(1):139-140. doi:10.1001/archinte.1928.00130130142016

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This is, so far as I know, the first satisfactory book on the normal chest. Writers and teachers have usually avoided the subject for the excellent reason that it is almost impossible to interest students in it. In order to maintain interest one must write and teach about the normal and the abnormal chest in "their" contrasts with each other. That is just what this book does, and thereby it maintains interest. Some of the topics mentioned, despite the fact that they do not exist in the normal chest, are: plural and pericardial adhesions, anemia, aneurysm, angina pectoris, arhythmia, arteriosclerosis, hypertension, cavernous breathing, cardiac dilatation, convulsions, cyanosis, D'Espine's sign, ectopia cordis, emphysema, fibrillation, Flint's murmur, foreign bodies, friction sounds, exophthalmic goiter, heart block, heart murmurs, Hodgkin's disease, kidney disease, migraine, mitral stenosis, pectoriloquy pericardial effusion, pleurisy, pneumonia, pneumonothorax, râles (thirteen references), rickets, sarcoma, synocpe, syphilis, tuberculosis (nineteen references) and many

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