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December 1928

Lobar Pneumonia.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1928;42(6):956. doi:10.1001/archinte.1928.00130230158019

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Sante's brief monograph records his experience in the x-ray examination of patients with lobar pneumonia at the St. Louis City Hospitals and elsewhere in St. Louis.

A reader not conversant with the technical difficulties of irradiation of patients with pneumonia and the bewildering clinical problem of differential diagnosis of x-ray films of the chest in pneumonia would find in this book little to suggest such difficulties.

Few clinical workers will deny the immense value of the roentgen ray in establishing an essentially normal condition of the lung when disease is feared or in outlining roughly the anatomic distribution of lesions when lesions exist; however, the time has not yet arrived when unsupported x-ray evidence will always answer the question, "Is it consolidation or is it fluid?"

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