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October 10, 1936

Archiv und Atlas der normalen und pathologischen Anatomie in typischen Röntgenbildern. Röntgenatlas der Staublungenerkrankungen der Ruhrbergeleute

JAMA. 1936;107(15):1247-1248. doi:10.1001/jama.1936.02770410069038

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During the last five years this country has seen a frenzy of litigation centering about claims for silicosis among industrial workers. Often in these trials an unpraiseworthy medical spectacle has arisen because of the testimony of well meaning physicians lacking both experience and training to qualify them for technical testimony concerning silicosis and particularly the roentgenologic aspects of silicosis. Apparently a somewhat similar situation has arisen in Germany, for the purpose of this German roentgen atlas is better to acquaint the general practitioner with the x-ray characteristics of silicosis, silicotuberculosis and tuberculosilicosis. After a cursory discussion of the pathology of silicosis, its various degrees of severity and its status as an occupational disease, the greater part of this book is devoted to excellent reproductions in reduced size of roentgenograms. Part I presents twenty-five reduced size illustrations with two supplementary inserts of the actual size of the original film. The pictures

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