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September 10, 1938

The Radiology of Pulmonary Tuberculosis

JAMA. 1938;111(11):1042. doi:10.1001/jama.1938.02790370062025

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Abstract

This splendid piece of work is complete in every detail and yet very brief. Bannen begins his monograph with a discussion of the technic of radiography and a brief mention of the principles of tomography and kymography. In the second chapter the author discusses from an anatomic and radiologic stand-point the normal lung with its anomalies and variations. He also discusses the topographic anatomy of the lung and the diaphragm and mediastinum as they appear in the normal roentgenogram of the chest. With this as a foundation he devotes seven chapters to the interpretation of the roentgenogram of the chest, translating the various shadows seen in terms of the underlying pathologic condition, e. g. atelectasis, emphysema, bronchiectasis, exudative lesions, caseation, fibrosis, calcifications, cavitations. He also adapts the various shadows to the pathogenesis of tuberculosis and to the pathologic physiology, and the interpretation of the chest roentgenogram after bronchography and artificial

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