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July 18, 1959


JAMA. 1959;170(12):1490-1491. doi:10.1001/jama.1959.03010120126031

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Reading the title of this book, published so many years after the development of this diagnostic method, one wonders what it can add to what is common knowledge. This question the author has carefully considered and well answered in his preface. Inasmuch as this procedure is increasingly recognized as a necessary part of a complete study of the lungs, and inasmuch as it is being used more and more by those who have not had extensive experience with it, a monograph of this type, which describes the technique of injecting the oil and the interpretation of the bronchograms, is definitely needed. There is much in the book that should add to the knowledge even of those who have wide experience with bronchography. It should, therefore, be of great value to the less experienced. The text is brief but well written and adequate. The illustrations are numerous and excellent, and the

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