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June 1949

Bronchiogenic Carcinoma and Adenoma, with a Chapter on Mediastinal Tumors.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1949;83(6):723-724. doi:10.1001/archinte.1949.00220350133012

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The author of this monograph is well qualified to write on the subject of bronchiogenic carcinoma. His observations are based on an extensive personal experience with pulmonary neoplasms, and he has assembled together in one volume the conclusions reached by many authorities who have written about bronchiogenic carcinoma. Dr. Fried devotes considerable space to a discussion of the increasing incidence of cancer of the lung and concludes that this increase is more apparent than real. The discussion of the histogenesis of bronchial cancer and its classification is orthodox. The existence of primary alveolar cell carcinoma is denied. A rather lengthy chapter is devoted to the various theories of cancerogenesis in general and the etiology of bronchiogenic carcinoma in particular. A special supplementary chapter deals with the relationship between pulmonary tuberculosis and cancer of the lung. Those chapters devoted to the clinical manifestations and to the metastasis of pulmonary carcinoma are

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