KENNON DUNHAM, M.D., F.A.C.P.; JOHN H. SKAVLEM, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Because of their permeability, the structure of the lungs is revealed by the roentgen-ray more clearly than is that of any other organ. On the basis of anatomical knowledge so acquired, pathological alterations may be recognized on stereoscopic films, and understood in direct proportion to that knowledge. The diagnosis of any disease is not complete unless it includes accurate localization, extent and character of the lesions. For example, the diagnosis of pulmonary tuberculosis is incomplete and almost useless when based solely on the report of tubercle bacilli in the sputum. Most important in the medical or surgical treatment of any
DUNHAM K, SKAVLEM JH. BASIC POINTS IN ROENTGEN-RAY STUDIES OF LUNG ANATOMY AND PATHOLOGY1. Ann Intern Med. 1935;9:555–568. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-9-5-555
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