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January 1947

Principles in Roentgen Study of the Chest.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1947;45(1):143. doi:10.1001/archotol.1947.00690010150015

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The author presents a textbook on the principles of roentgen study of the chest and attempts to correlate the history, the physical signs and findings and the underlying physiologic and pathologic aspects of a given case. He has admirably succeeded in his purpose.

This volume totals 414 pages, and its chapters cover the following topics: "The Chest Roentgenogram," "The Average Lung," "The Role of the Bronchial Tree," "Lobar Pneumonia," "Broncho-Pneumonia," "Bronchitis," "Pleura," "Foul Lung Abscess," "Staphylococcus Sepsis," "Tuberculosis," "Neoplasms of the Chest," "Chest Injury," "The Diaphragm," "Mediastinitis," "Chronic Bulbous Emphysema," "Pneumatocele or Acquired Cystic Lung," "Pulmonary Allergy," "Post-Operative Atelectasis," "Pneumonoconiosis," "Infection with Higher Organisms," "Special Chest Problems in Children," "Circulatory System" and "The Thoracic Cage." In addition there are a bibliography and an index.

Each chapter explains the underlying physiologic and pathologic mechanisms and other details. The author is not verbose but presents his point of thought clearly and convincingly.

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