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May 23, 1980

Selective Bronchography and Bronchial Brushing

Author Affiliations

American Medical Association Chicago

JAMA. 1980;243(20):2096. doi:10.1001/jama.1980.03300460062042

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This book is a detailed, extensively illustrated description of the radiological technique of bronchography. The topic of bronchial brushing is given rather superficial treatment. One cannot become proficient at performing bronchograms or even interpreting them by reading a book, but this volume would be a useful reference source in a department of radiology. The authors have a vast experience, having performed more than 1,700 bronchograms in a major teaching hospital devoted to cardiac and pulmonary diseases.

Originally published in French, the English translation by Jeffrey Diamond is adequate and probably quite faithful to the original, for one has the feeling that it is a translation and not an original English text. Springer-Verlag has a reputation for producing fine medical illustrations and remains true to this reputation with the publication of this book. The more than 400 illustrations are really outstanding. Unfortunately, the price will place it beyond the means of