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September 10, 1932


JAMA. 1932;99(11):928-930. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02740630054023

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The Congress of Medical Radiology  The Società italiana di radiologia held its tenth congress in Parma, under the chairmanship of Prof. Armando Rossi of the University of Parma.Prof. Raffaele Paolucci, director of the Clinica chirurgica of Parma, delivered the opening address, taking "Pulmonary Abscess" as his subject. Accepting the classification of Baumgartner, which is similar to that of Manfredo Ascoli, the speaker divided pulmonary suppurations into (1) simple abscess of the lung, (2) abscess fetid from the start, (3) chronic suppuration, (4) localized gangrene, and (5) bronchiectasis complicated by abscess. For each of these types he pointed out the most appropriate treatment.Professor Vallebona of Genoa presented a paper on the radiology of acute pulmonary diseases. Speaking in general of acute pulmonary and bronchopulmonary inflammatory processes, the speaker showed the difficulty of making an etiologic distinction between them, and particularly an anatomopathologic and an anatomoradiologic division. A clinical division

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