FRED JENNER HODGES, M.D.
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Few radiographic procedures lend themselves more readily to routine mass application than simple postero-anterior filming of the chest. Other than removal of clothing above the waist-line no advance preparation of the patient is necessary. Great speed without sacrifice of quality can be attained in handling patients because positioning is simple and exposure time is measured in split seconds. Photographic processing in volume offers no serious problem.
Roentgenographic examination of the chest provides a wealth of detailed information concerning the thorax and its contents unrivaled by any other method of approach. The finished film serves furthermore as a valuable objective record
HODGES FJ. THE MEDICAL AND ECONOMIC ADVANTAGES OF ROENTGENOGRAPHIC CHEST SURVEY OF ALL HOSPITAL ADMISSIONS*. Ann Intern Med. 1936;9:1639–1657. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-9-12-1639
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1936;9(12):1639-1657.
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