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May 4, 1970

Frontiers of Pulmonary Radiology: Pathophysiologic, Roentgenographic and Radioisotopic Considerations

Author Affiliations

Northwestern University Medical School Chicago

JAMA. 1970;212(5):886. doi:10.1001/jama.1970.03170180162041

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This book represents the published proceedings of a symposium held in April 1967. Ordinarily readers tend to shy away from symposia because there is probably no area of current medical publications where the range of quality is so extreme. However, this work is not only good but it is very good. The editors gathered together leading authorities in pulmonary radiology and related sciences who deserve the high esteem in which their colleagues hold them.

The volume is dedicated to the late Felix Fleischner, whom Dr. Leo Rigler refers to in his introduction as "the epitome of what we would like to see the radiologist be—that is the happy blend of teacher, scholar, investigator, with a keen analytical mind and a heavy clinical orientation." The assembled papers in this book represent the high quality of work which Dr. Fleischner inspired in his own students.

At the onset it is clear that