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This is a work on which the author has spent many years, and he has endeavored to include within its scope most diseases of the larynx, and practically all diseases of the trachea, bronchi, lungs and pleura. In this he has been very successful, having devoted considerable space not only to the ordinary diseases of these organs, but also to such affections as interlobular emphysema, septic embolic and hematogenous pneumonia; pulmonary infarct, embolism, and thrombosis; hysteric neuroses, diaphragmatic hernia, hernia of the lungs, syphilis of the lungs and pleura, actinomycosis, aspergillosis and coccidiosis of the lungs; hydatids and new growths of the lungs and pleura. The various diseases are treated as concisely as practicable, considering the relative importance of each subject. The author's style is terse and clear. He has not hesitated throughout the book to express his own opinions, but they have been founded on long and extensive experience
Diseases of the Organs of Respiration. A Treatise on the Etiology, Pathology, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Prognosis and Treatment of the Diseases of the Lungs and Air-Passages by Samuel West, M.A., M.D., F.R.C.P,. Assistant Physician and Lecturer on the Principles and Practice of Medicine at St. Bartholomew's Hospital.. JAMA. 1902;XXXIX(18):1126. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.02480440046017
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