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February 18, 1939

Diseases of the Chest and the Principles of Physical Diagnosis

JAMA. 1939;112(7):665. doi:10.1001/jama.1939.02800070081025

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This edition shows in every detail the march of progress in diseases of the chest over the last two decades. There is much in the first edition that is present today. It must be gratifying to the authors that what was the text of the diseases of the chest for clinicians, private physicians and students alike twenty years ago is still the text today. The edition as compared with the edition of 1917 is larger by more than 200 pages and is still divided into four sections: examination of the lungs, examination of the circulatory system, diseases of the bronchi, lungs, pleura and diaphragm, and diseases of the heart. The authors have been adept in separating the chaff from the wheat, in surveying the great amount of literature and research that has appeared in the world's medical periodicals each year. Through six editions in twenty-one years they have kept step

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