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May 8, 1937

The Diagnosis and Treatment of Chronic Diseases of the Respiratory Tract, with Especial Reference to the Lesions of the Trachea, Bronchi, Lungs, Pleura and Diaphragm

JAMA. 1937;108(19):1673. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780190089032

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This volume is a reprint from Oxford Monographs for 1929. It was written by the late Dr. Funk, clinical professor of medicine at Jefferson Medical College, and revised by Dr. Gordon. The book is divided into four parts: general considerations in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the lower respiratory tract (eighty-nine pages), diseases of the trachea, bronchi and lungs (250 pages), diseases of the pleura (eighty-two pages) and pulmonary tuberculosis, new growths, and diseases of the diaphragm (179 pages). It is unfortunate that the revision still contains the old references to the literature used in the Oxford Monograph for 1929. In the entire book there are only nine references to publications on diseases of the respiratory tract later than 1929. As an illustration of the failure of the references to keep abreast of the times it is noted that on page 255 a footnote on pneumoconiosis (silicosis) mentions

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