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July 2, 1955

Klinische Zytologie der Thoraxkrankheiten

JAMA. 1955;158(9):796. doi:10.1001/jama.1955.02960090090022

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Abstract

Several books have reviewed general clinical cytology, but to apply this new technique in practice requires close attention to details and familiarity with normal and pathological findings. This monograph is planned on the possibilities and findings of cytological investigation of disease of the thorax with a view to disclosing the widest unity and the narrowest relation between this relatively new diagnostic technique and the other clinical methods of investigation. The author has tried to view cytological results in the light of general clinical problems. The presentation is based on more than 2,500 cytological observations of over 600 patients with pulmonary disease in the Heckeshorn Tuberculosis Hospital. The chapters cover the possibility of obtaining investigative material; cytological methods; cytodiagnostic criteria; a statistical review of material and results; cytodiagnosis of thoracic wall punctates, lymph node punctates, pleural exudates, and pulmonary punctates; cytodiagnosis of the sputum and of the solitary hilus and mediastinal

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