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Dr. Donaldson has attempted to compress into four hundred and seventy pages an up-to-date presentation of the various aspects of surgical diseases of the chest. His principal objective is to supply a relatively brief and readable summery of the manifold developments in the fields of thoracic surgery so that the general practitioner and general surgeon reading the book can be kept abreast of the possibilities of thoracic surgery. The first part deals with inflammations and tumors and congenital anomalies of the thoracic wall and thoracic injuries; the second part with nontuberculous intrathoracic infection, pulmonary embolism and infarction as as well as intrathoracic tumors and congenital abnormalities; the third part deals with the surgical therapy of tuberculosis. The book is abundantly illustrated, and for those who wish to study further in any of the fields covered there is a good bibliography at the close of each chapter. In this edition the
Surgical Disorders of the Chest: Diagnosis and Treatment. JAMA. 1948;137(14):1266. doi:10.1001/jama.1948.02890480086046
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