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December 1943


Arch Otolaryngol. 1943;38(6):635-639. doi:10.1001/archotol.1943.00670040658013

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Anatomy of the Tracheobronchial Tree from the Bronchoscopic Standpoint: Study of Twenty Pairs of Lungs; Preparation of Lungs for Demonstration.Dr. E. W. Hagens.  This article was published in full in the November issue of the Archives of Otolaryngology, page 469.

DISCUSSION  Dr. John F. Delph: It is rather difficult to add anything to Dr. Hagens' excellent presentation. My experience from the anatomic standpoint has been limited. However, I like his approach to the subject from a new angle, that is, from the inside looking out, which is as it should be. The textbook approach is from an angle entirely different from that of the bronchoscopist. One can see beyond the end of the bronchoscope but not through the tracheal or the bronchial walls to know what is above or below the end of the scope. This better knowledge of the associated anatomy is useful. The major proportion of bronchoscopic

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