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December 27, 1941

BRONCHIOGENIC CARCINOMA: INCIDENCE IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST, WITH A COMMENTARY ON EIGHTY-FOUR CASES

Author Affiliations

PORTLAND, ORE.
From the Department of Pathology of the University of Oregon Medical School.

JAMA. 1941;117(26):2215-2222. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.02820520011003
Abstract

Bronchiogenic carcinoma is so designated because of the widely accepted conviction that all primary pulmonary malignant neoplasms of epithelial origin arise from the bronchi or their accessory glands. Most introductory commentaries describe the investigator's interest as being aroused by his encountering an unusual number of cases of bronchiogenic carcinoma. Such experiences with this serious affliction, until recently regarded as extremely rare, have given impetus to numerous dissertations on the subject in many parts of the world.

In like manner, the abrupt appearance of primary cancer of the lung (in 1926) in our autopsy services aroused our interest, and in 1931 we1 analyzed the basic pathologic, clinical and radiologic characteristics in 16 cases. Shortly thereafter a visit to the different institutes of pathology in Europe elicited, on inquiry, the interesting fact that the percentage of bronchiogenic carcinoma observed at autopsy was increasing in all these institutes.

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