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Excerpt from Radio-Diagnosis of Pleuro-Pulmonary AffectionsThe progress made during the last few years in the technique of radiological examination has made this new method of investigation very practical, putting it, as it were, within the reach ofMoreExcerpt from Radio-Diagnosis of Pleuro-Pulmonary AffectionsThe progress made during the last few years in the technique of radiological examination has made this new method of investigation very practical, putting it, as it were, within the reach of everyone. The perfecting of the instruments, simplicity of manipulation and the better production of X-ray tubes have changed a process of examination regarded at first as a mere curiosity into a useful scientific and practical method. Those who have once made use of it cannot dispense with it, and the time is coming when the information furnished by radiological examination will be as indispensable as that obtained by means of the stethoscope. In fact, radiology (exclusively surgical in its beginning and used in examination of fractures and the search for foreign bodies) has gradually extended its province in an extraordinary manner. Like all methods of any value, it rapidly grew and is growing every day. Cautiously used by Professor Bouchard in examining the pleura and lungs, it has now become truly medical. It has entered the physiological and pathological study of all the important organs, and recently Vaquez and Bordet have demonstrated its value in the study of the heart and aorta, while Beclere has pointed out all that may be expected in exploring the digestive tract.Favorable Conditions For Examination Of The ThoraxThe Roentgen rays penetrate solid bodies.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.