Pneumoconiosis (Silicosis): The Story of Dusty Lungs.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1941;67(1):239. doi:10.1001/archinte.1941.00200010249017.
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This monograph is attractively made. It gives the impression of having been written primarily for the benefit of its sponsor, the John B. Pierce Foundation. Whether this is true or not, the book gives a readable account of pneumonoconiosis, understandable alike to layman and physician.

The cause of pneumonoconiosis is discussed, as well as the pathogenesis and pathologic structure of the condition; the disease is considered as a clinical problem, as a social and economic problem and even as a medicolegal problem. There is an excellent chapter at the end on the roentgenology of the disorder, a little unconvincing, perhaps, as the authors admit, because of the absence of reproductions of roentgenograms.

The fault, however, is well compensated for in the appendix. Here are reprinted two strictly professional articles by the authors: one from Radiology (33:261-290 [Sept.] 1939) on the roentgenologic diagnosis of pneumonoconiosis and the other from The


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