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Soulas and Mounier-Kuhn have combined to present 18 chapters replete with well chosen, tersely written and profusely illustrated clinical aspects of bronchoscopy. The figures consist largely of roentgenographic studies, but there are also 64 vividly colored endoscopic views and 16 hand-drawn colored microphotographs. These help one to understand chapter contents.
The authors have drawn from a vast clinical material and, according to the dean of American bronchologists, Chevalier Jackson, who contributes a rather complimentary preface, have enriched the French as well as the bronchoscopic literature. The influence of the American school is, of course, obvious, but it is to the credit of Soulas and Mounier-Kuhn to have so beautifully carried on a tradition characterized by close attention to detail and to have depicted so well that which they observed. Standard practices in technic and treatment are evident. No effort has been made to include a large number of references, but,
Bronchologie: Technique endoscopique et pathologie trachéo-bronchique. JAMA. 1950;143(8):776. doi:10.1001/jama.1950.02910430068038