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March 25, 1950

Radiologic Exploration of the Bronchus

JAMA. 1950;142(12):949. doi:10.1001/jama.1950.02910300087031

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This book presents the results of many years of study of the bronchi and lungs by bronchography, for which the author, has received many plaudits in Argentina and in this country. Beginning with the embryology and anatomy, the author presents his method of conducting the examination and a good discussion of the normal bronchial tree as shown by this method. He emphasizes the value of body section radiography in selected cases in addition to bronchography. Later chapters deal with pulmonary anomalies and with diseases of the lungs and bronchi. Extensive experience with Echinococcus cysts of the lung is described in one chapter.

Unfortunately, the translation leaves much to be desired. Some words are apparently transliterations from the Spanish. "Dynamism" is used to indicate the power of movement of the bronchi as well as the objective results of movement and the effect of respiration. "Foliage" is the term applied to the

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