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April 1, 1950

Le diagnostic bio-clinique en radiologie pulmonaire

JAMA. 1950;142(13):1033. doi:10.1001/jama.1950.02910310077042

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This book stresses the value of teamwork in approaching the interpretation of roentgenographic studies of the lungs. The importance of a dynamic conception of lung pathology is emphasized. The author considers sensitization, immunization and allergy as they modify pulmonary lesions. Under the name "constellation" he describes in detail the different possibilities of pulmonary reactions in the presence of tuberculous infection and its pathogenesis. He also discusses the organic and functional responses of arteries, capillaries, veins and lymphatic and connective tissue elements. Considerable theory is devoted to the implications of his observations.

In every chapter the author considers at length the pathology and pathogenesis of the various lesions. Of particular interest is his discussion of erythema nodosum and Löffler's syndrome. There is also an excellent discussion of reticulosis, Boeck's disease, eosinophilic granuloma and other diseases. This book is well written; the only criticism from the standpoint of the radiologist is the

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