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September 1929

Tumores primitivos de la pleura.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1929;44(3):463. doi:10.1001/archinte.1929.00140030162015

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This is a scholarly monograph of 479 pages on primary tumors of the pleura. Most of it is taken up with a discussion of the so-called endotheliomas of the pleura. The term includes perhaps many tumors which have their origin in the underlying epithelial tissue of the lung, but the terminology is so confusing that it is just as well to group these tumors under one head as the clinical syndrome is rather clearcut.

The author has made intensive pathologic studies on several such cases, and it seems likely that they really are endotheliomas. These are reported in detail and are lavishly illustrated with both gross and microscopic preparations, many in color.

Every feature of the disease is clearly outlined, and the literature on the subject is reviewed thoroughly. Illustrative cases are often given. The difficulty in diagnosis is emphasized, and several chapters are devoted to the signs, symptoms and

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