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May 3, 1958

The Postoperative Chest: Radiographic Considerations after Thoracic Surgery

JAMA. 1958;167(1):141. doi:10.1001/jama.1958.02990180143036

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This book analyzes the complex shadows seen in the postoperative roentgenogram. It is one of a series of books commemorating the late John Alexander. The material was selected from over 300 cases and is classified as to roentgenographic appearance into the following categories: soft tissues, foreign bodies, ribs, diaphragm, mediastinum, pleural cavity, lungs, and complications. Each illustration is accompanied by an explanatory schematic drawing. The authors recommend a relatively high voltage technique with a stationary grid when possible. The form of presentation is that of an atlas with concise but adequate legends. This book offers a reasonably complete analysis of the chest in post-operative situations as demonstrated on roentgenograms and should be most helpful to physicians interested in chest diseases. It is also recommended to radiologists and thoracic surgeons.

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