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May 1919

Radio-Diagnosis of Pleuro-Pulmonary Affections.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1919;23(5):655. doi:10.1001/archinte.1919.00090220123008

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Abstract

The roentgen-ray examination of the lungs has become an indispensable clinical method. It is astonishing how rapidly it has forced a way to an acknowledged position beside more time-honored methods. But on account of this rapid advance it has been difficult to keep pace with its progress. Some have greeted it with the indifference and suspicion always accorded a parvenu; others have acclaimed it with the exaggerated enthusiasm always bestowed on a new and brilliant arrival. Between the indifferent and the partisan, it has usually been either too coolly or too warmly received. Only a few sober minds have paused to weigh critically its pretensions and to guide it to the place justly deserved. There is great need at present that some one properly endowed should present these pretensions in a warm but unbiased way, so that the method may be saved from the extravagance of its overzealous friends and

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