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November 1948

BRONCHOGENIC CARCINOMA: Review of Three Hundred and Sixteen Cases, from 1937 to 1946

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Arch Otolaryngol. 1948;48(5):552-563. doi:10.1001/archotol.1948.00690040565005

DURING the ten year period between 1936 and 1947, when it was my privilege to serve as chief of the eye, ear, nose and throat service at the Veterans Hospital at Hines, Ill., I carried out almost all the endoscopies myself. This report represents a study of bronchial carcinoma, as determined by bronchoscopy, clinical evidence and autopsy, and does not include studies of any other nonmalignant growths which were seen bronchoscopically. Treatment of this tumor is not particularly stressed, as it did not come within the scope of this report.

The incidence of bronchogenic carcinoma reported here varies to some extent from that reported by other authors. Owing to the possibility of there being greater concentration in this hospital of patients of the tumor age, and owing to the fact that patients suspected of having a tumor of any kind would tend to be concentrated at the Hines Veterans Hospital,

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