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Excerpt from Diseases of the Bronchi, Lungs, and PleuraIt is hoped that the following pages will fill the present need of a practical treatise on the diseases of the respiratory organs. The aim has been to present current knowledge, founded on theMoreExcerpt from Diseases of the Bronchi, Lungs, and PleuraIt is hoped that the following pages will fill the present need of a practical treatise on the diseases of the respiratory organs. The aim has been to present current knowledge, founded on the literature and the experience gained in the wards and pathologic laboratory of the Massachusetts General Hospital, in such form as to be of value to students and practitioners and also to provide a basis for further research. References are given to the most important original articles in order that the literature may be readily available to those who wish to go more fully into particular problems. Pulmonary tuberculosis is not considered under a separate heading, but special attention is given to conditions which simulate pulmonary tuberculosis and their differential diagnosis.I am greatly indebted to Sir William Osler and Dr. Thomas McCrae and to the publishers, Messrs. Lea Febiger, for the privilege of revising and including in this work the sections on the diseases of the pleura written for Osier and McCraes Modern Medicine. It is a pleasure to acknowledge my share in the obligation of all students of respiratory diseases to the publications of Dr. Albert Fraenkel. My thanks are due to Dr. James Homer Wright for the use of pathologic material, to Dr. Walter J. Dodd for the x-ray plates, and to Mr. Lewis S. Brown for the photographs.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.