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January 9, 1937

Modern Treatment of Diseases of the Respiratory System

JAMA. 1937;108(2):142. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780020060026

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This volume is a practical handbook for the physician. The first eleven chapters are devoted to nontuberculous conditions of the upper respiratory tract, lungs, bronchi and pleura. Although emphasis is placed on the treatment of these conditions, considerable space is given to diagnosis and prevention. The diagnostic and therapeutic values of iodized oil and the methods of administration are fully discussed and the subject is illustrated by roentgenograms of the chest after iodized oil has been introduced. In the chapter on bronchial asthma and hay fever, considerable emphasis is placed on desensitization. The chapter on pneumonia presents the modern methods of treatment, such as serum therapy, administration of oxygen, and blood transfusion. Artificial pneumothorax is given a place for the almost instant relief of pain but is not thought to have any beneficial influence on the pneumonic process itself. A profusely illustrated chapter is devoted to intrathoracic tumors, and the

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