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The volume is in two parts, the first of which deals with diseases of the respiratory tract and the second with diseases of the circulatory system. The section on diseases of the respiratory tract opens with an enlightening chapter on the physiology of respiration. Other chapters take up everything that a practitioner of medicine ought to know about diseases of all parts of the respiratory tract, except pulmonary tuberculosis. This subject is not included in this volume. The material is up to date. Hypersensitiveness is discussed at length, artificial pneumothorax is described, and there is a short section on destructive gases in the World War. The second part, on diseases of the circulatory system, also opens with a chapter on general considerations. The rate and mechanism of the heart beat are discussed by Sir Thomas Lewis and include an explanation of electrocardiography. The short section on surgical treatment of angina
Modern Medicine: Its Theory and Practice in Original Contributions by American and Foreign Authors. Volume IV. Diseases of the Respiratory System—Diseases of the Circulatory System. JAMA. 1927;89(21):1806. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02690210072040
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