January 1937

Aparato respiratorio.

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By Doctores F. Martinez and Isaac Berconsky. Pp. 283. Buenos Aires: Ed. Ateneo, 1936.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1937;59(1):173. doi:10.1001/archinte.1937.00170170179012

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This volume is an interesting and complete treatise on the respiratory system. It is in actuality a work on physical findings, in which the authors thoroughly cover the anatomy, physiology and pathology of the respiratory system, including the topography of the chest. In their volume they consider the mediastinum, pleura and diaphragm in separate chapters.

The printing is on excellent paper, and the entire contents are profusely illustrated with exceptionally clear figures. The chapters on topography and physical examination of the thorax are especially commendable. There is an excellently illustrated chapter on radiology.

In undertaking a work of this kind, the authors have succeeded in eliminating a large majority of the obsolete signs to which a work on physical diagnosis seems to be heir. The volume lends itself readily to teaching purposes. It is unfortunate that there is not a chapter on the heart and the great vessels.

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