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March 2, 1918


Author Affiliations

(HARTFORD, CONN.) Major, M. R. C., U. S. Army; Instructor in Tuberculosis Examinations, Army Medical School; Tuberculosis Specialist, Walter Reed General Hospital WASHINGTON, D. C.

JAMA. 1918;70(9):605. doi:10.1001/jama.1918.26010090002012

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In my instruction at the Medical Officers Training Camp at Fort Benjamin Harrison, and more recently at the Army Medical School, emphasis has been placed on certain points which seem especially essential to the thorough examination of the lungs. While none of these points are original, they do not appear to be so widely appreciated as their importance warrants.

These essentials I have arranged in groups of three in the hope that this will make it easier to remember them.

Because of lack of time, examinations in the Army must be made rapidly; but if systematically done, they will also be thorough. Therefore (1) system, (2) rapidity and (3) thoroughness characterize the work, the motto being "A maximum amount of information in a minimum of time."

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