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This book is designed to give a "balanced and inclusive view of the common abnormalities encountered in the examination of the chest." It is divided into six sections—Diagnostic Methods, Thoracic Cage, Diseases of the Pleura, Mediastinum, Diaphragm, and Tracheo-Bronchial Tree and Lungs. Each major thoracic abnormality is dealt with systematically, with emphasis on etiology and pathology, and with especial attention directed to differential diagnosis. As the author says, the most important attack on disease is correct diagnosis, and treatment itself is beyond the scope of this small volume.
The content of the book is obviously based on the author's wide
Differential Diagnosis of Chest Diseases.. Ann Intern Med. ;34:264–265. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-34-1-264_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1951;34(1):264-265.
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