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September 10, 1927


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JAMA. 1927;89(11):870-872. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02690110034012

There is probably no other disease associated with tissue changes that can be demonstrated roentgeno-graphically that has received so little attention by the roentgenologist as asthma. The roentgenologist is not responsible, except that as a specialist he has not made an aggressive effort to get cases for study. As an example of this lack of interest or opportunity one may note that Wessler and Jaches1 have not even mentioned asthma in their work on clinical roentgenology of diseases of the chest, and yet they do describe many relatively rare conditions.

There is really very little roentgenologic literature on the diagnosis of asthma and its complications. Strangely enough, on the other hand, there are many excellent papers on the roentgen-ray treatment of asthma; and, too, it is worthy of note that in all of them excellent results are reported.

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