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. 1939;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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