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January 9, 1932


JAMA. 1932;98(2):155-156. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02730280063022

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French Congress of Otorhinolaryngology  The forty-fourth French Congress of Otorhinolaryngology closed the series of congresses that have succeeded one another in Paris during the past season. The chief topic on the program was bronchoscopy, on which Messieurs André Bloch and A. Soulas presented a comprehensive paper, pointing out that the progress made in recent years in instrumental technic has made it possible to extend the domain of this mode of investigation. They described the indications and the contraindications. Bronchoscopy is a procedure of the greatest importance in the diagnosis of thoracic disorders of all kinds, in the securing of secretions or of fragments of tissues for research or biopsies, for repair work and the extraction of foreign bodies, and for treatment—even the treatment of lung abscesses. Léon Kindberg, Robert Monod, Guisez, Jacques, and Fernand Lemaitre presented unofficial contributions on the subject. Le Mée emphasized particularly the value of aspirations of

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