FRED JENNER HODGES, M.D.
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Bluntly stated, the medical profession's ability to diagnose diseases of the heart greatly outweighs its ability to successfully treat patients with cardiac disorders. This discrepancy has served as a stimulus to even further development in the field of cardiac diagnosis based upon the belief that rational and successful therapeutic efforts can be developed only upon a broader and more complete understanding of the subject.
Roentgen-rays, because of their unique ability to penetrate successfully the various tissues of the body, offer a means of observing the heart which has appealed to physicians ever since the year of Roentgen's discovery. In common
HODGES FJ. ROENTGEN PROCEDURES USEFUL IN CARDIAC DIAGNOSIS1. Ann Intern Med. ;13:826–844. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-13-5-826
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1939;13(5):826-844.
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