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January 30, 1937

La chirurgie du cancer du poumon: Bases anatomo-cliniques et expérimentales. Technique opératoire

JAMA. 1937;108(5):421. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780050077034

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This presents a good discussion of the subject of lung carcinoma. The first two chapters (thirty pages) deal with the diagnosis and pathologic anatomy. Then the surgical indications and experimental basis for surgery are described. There are fifty-six pages on the surgical technic, with excellent illustrations. In the sixth and seventh chapters the authors present a summary from the literature of forty cases of lung cancer treated with lobectomy and ten cases treated with pneumectomy. They present two cases of their own treated with removal of an entire lung. The book ends with a table of nineteen cases of lung carcinoma in which pneumectomy was done, and twenty pages of bibliography. The monograph is of value to surgeons engaged in thoracic surgery, which offers about the only hope of cure in early cases of lung cancer.

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