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The authors feel that the artificial division of the respiratory tract into two parts, namely the respiratory passages and the lungs, is unnatural. They believe the apparatus should be considered as a whole because of the anatomic, physiologic and clinical interdependence of its various parts and therefore, in this work it is their purpose to effect a collaboration in the interest of the internist as well as the laryngologist.
Although disclaiming any intention of writing a complete treatise on tuberculosis of the various organs comprising this group they nevertheless go into considerable detail describing the clinical forms and pathogenesis of tuberculosis of the nose, sinuses, nasopharynx, pharynx and larynx.
In discussing pathogenesis the authors feel that the various portals of entry have each their own peculiar significance which is difficult in each case to evaluate exactly. However, in the light of experimental as well as clinical evidence they are
Les voies aeriennes et la tuberculose.. Arch Otolaryngol. 1936;23(5):614–615. doi:10.1001/archotol.1936.00640040624013