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October 13, 1923

Physical Examination of the Chest, with Special Reference to Pulmonary Tuberculosis, Including A Chapter on Tuberculosis of the Larynx.

JAMA. 1923;81(15):1306-1307. doi:10.1001/jama.1923.02650150060040

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Abstract

This book contains the gist of the lectures given by the author in the course on physical diagnosis at Glasgow University. The author has given the essentials of topographic anatomy and physiologic features of both the normal and the abnormal chest. Such facts as given are those with which all who make physical examinations of the chest should be familiar. These facts, the normal topography and the abnormal variations, seem to be set forth in their proper relationships. The book covers inspection, percussion and auscultation of the chest, and includes three chapters on the roentgen-ray findings in the diagnosis of lung conditions, the larynx in pulmonary tuberculosis, and the classification of pulmonary tuberculosis. The chapter on roentgen-ray examination of the chest is short, and, of necessity, inadequate for a proper understanding of the subject. This chapter should not have been included in such a volume, but taken up at adequate

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