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April 7, 1917

Radiodiagnostic des affections pleuropulmonaires.

JAMA. 1917;LXVIII(14):1060. doi:10.1001/jama.1917.04270040048029

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Three short chapters discuss the general value of the Roentgen ray in the diagnosis of diseases of the chest, and the technic specially suited to this work. Then follow chapters taking up the roentgenology of general and circumscribed pleurisy, and pneumothorax; diseases of the bronchi, including foreign bodies; diseases of the lungs, such as pneumonia, abscess, gangrene, atelectasis, various types of tuberculosis, and tumors. A chapter has been added on the location in the chest of bullets and other war projectiles. The illustrations are good. Numerous schematic figures arc helpful. The text is clear and reasonably concise. The diagnoses seem to be reliable, as the clinical history, surgical operation or necropsy is used as a check on errors. The book will be helpful to the practitioner or to the specialist in diseases of the lung and pleura who, while willing to have the roentgenogram made by the technical expert, is

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