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This is the second edition of what has become a classic textbook in the field of diseases of the chest. Its original approach, based on the roentgenogram as the first and frequently major step in diagnosis, has been broadened profoundly, although the emphasis by illustrations and text still reflects that one of the authors is a giant in radiology.
The broadening of this second edition into four volumes from the original two, and the essentially rewritten text indicate the explosion of knowledge of the pathophysiology of the lungs. For example, the chapter on immunologic activity has tripled in length. This
Diagnosis of Diseases of the Chest.. Ann Intern Med. 1978;89:292–293. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-89-2-292_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1978;89(2):292-293.
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