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December 1937

Diseases of the Respiratory Tract.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1937;60(6):1112. doi:10.1001/archinte.1937.00180060165016

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In presenting this symposium on respiratory diseases the Graduate Fortnight has accomplished its purpose—to select a "subject of outstanding importance in the practice of medicine and surgery" and to present it from as many angles as possible. In the twenty presentations practically every important aspect of respiratory disease is touched on, including allergy; the common cold; diseases of the sinuses; laryngeal, tracheal and bronchial disorders; bronchoscopy; bronchiectasis; influenza; chronic pneumonitis; pneumonia in childhood; immunology; evolution and surgery in tuberculosis; pneumonoconiosis; emphysema; empyema; pulmonary tuberculosis and embolism; atelectasis and related conditions; carcinoma of the lung, and mediastinal diseases. The list of authors is impressive.

As with all works of multiple authorship, there are wide variations in the worth, thoroughness and clarity of each section. The sketchiness of the section on emphysema is an example. In the section on diseases of the larynx, trachea and bronchi an attempt to include all diseases

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