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March 3, 1951


JAMA. 1951;145(9):683. doi:10.1001/jama.1951.02920270077032

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The authors have added this new book to their extensive publications on subjects pertaining to the larynx, tracheobronchial tree and the esophagus. The book is divided into two parts; part 1 deals with bronchology and part 2 with esophagology.

Part 1 discusses anatomy, instruments, foreign bodies in the air and food passages, technics of direct laryngoscopy and bronchoscopy, technics of foreign body removal, obstructive laryngotracheal diseases and obstructive conditions of the bronchial tree. As the term bronchoesophagology indicates, the field is covered in more than simply its endoscopic aspects. To a rearrangement of former material the authors have added a more comprehensive chapter on anatomy of the tracheobronchial tree and lungs. In the excellent section dealing with obstructive conditions of the bronchial tree, pulmonary disease is discussed from the standpoint of the clinical, pathological and surgical as well as the bronchoscopic aspects.

Part 2 discusses the anatomy and physiology of

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