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Diagnosis and Management of Pulmonary Disease in Primary Practice.

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Edited by Kiss George T.. . 242 pages. Clinical Practice Series. Addison-Wesley Publishing Co., Medical/Nursing Division; , Menlo Park, California: , 1982.. $24.95.

Ann Intern Med. 1982;97(3):471-472. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-97-3-97-3-471_3
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Respiratory disease and the abnormal chest roentgenogram are frequently encountered by the primary practitioner. Using a problem-oriented approach focusing on the roentgenogram, Dr. Kiss covers the diagnosis and management of the commoner pulmonary disorders. The first half of the book deals with diagnosis; the succinct discussion of the signs and symptoms of pulmonary disease and a well-balanced presentation of the potential benefits and risks of special diagnostic procedures will be useful to the non-pulmonary specialist.

The chapter by Dr. Torstenson on radiologic manifestations of pulmonary disease, one third of the book, uses a pattern-recognition approach similar to that in the


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