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January 8, 1949

Bronchiogenic Carcinoma and Adenoma. With a Chapter on Mediastinal Tumors

JAMA. 1949;139(2):127. doi:10.1001/jama.1949.02900190057026

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This addition to the already voluminous literature on carcinoma of the lung is written by an author who has had a large clinical experience with the disease. It is written for the clinician. The material is presented in twelve chapters and three supplements interposed into the text. There are chapters on incidence, pathologic anatomy, histogenesis and classification, alveolar cell cancer and adenomatosis of the lungs, etiology, metastases, clinical manifestations, tumors of the superior pulmonary sulcus, laboratory methods of diagnosis, treatment, bronchiogenic adenoma, mediastinal tumors, and others.

Despite this imposing array of titles, the subject of cancer of the lung and mediastinal tumors is not completely covered. There are many omissions. On the other hand, there is a long chapter on hypertrophic pulmonary osteoarthropathy, and many digressions are made into interesting but nonessential subjects. Case reports are used to illustrate many points.

Probably no other major form of cancer has become

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