GENERAL CONDITIONS OF PATIENTS REQUIRING BRONCHOSCOPIC EXAMINATIIONS
The patients and their conditions will vary as does the rainbow. They are usually those who have been treated from one month to a number of years by many different doctors. The majority are more or less emaciated, from the persistent cough and the knowledge of something wrong in their chest for which they have received no relief. Some are sent direct by their physicians; others, having developed the dispensary habit, going from one hospital to another, finally hear of your wonderful bronchoscope and through curiosity as much as the desirer for a cure come into your hands. Dependent on the special condition of our patient, we find the general condition. Hence, the asthmatic with his barrel-shaped chest; the tuberculous laryngetic, with hoarse voice and almost continuous expectoration of frothy consistency; the hysterical, who seemingly imitates all or any one of the many
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