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January 1925

Diseases of the Chest and Principles of Physical Diagnosis.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1925;35(1):148-149. doi:10.1001/archinte.1925.00120070153014

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The third edition has been revised and enlarged. It is a book of 907 pages, attractively printed and adequately illustrated. Some parts have been rewritten and the descriptions of a number of rare conditions, formerly omitted, are included. The work is too well known among medical educators to require detailed description. The numerous illustrations of frozen sections of the normal and of the grossly pathologic chest, showing the relationship of deep structures as well as of surface anatomy, are especially valuable. The chapter on the electrocardiograph is a clear and concise presentation without undue emphasis on this rather technical phase of physical diagnosis. In fact, the importance of established means of physical diagnosis as compared with modern laboratory methods, without, however, detracting from the usefulness of the latter, is stressed throughout the book.

Parts I and II are concerned with the examination, and Parts III and IV with diseases of

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