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January 1949

The Lung.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1949;49(1):125-126. doi:10.1001/archotol.1949.03760070132017

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As the author states, there is no great difference between this and the first edition, which found a place of value in medical literature. There are some additional illustrations in chapters 4, 6 and 9. Professor Larsell has studied the nerves of the visceral pleura, the results of which are set down in chapter 9. Particular emphasis is laid on the structure of the lung; for on this basis its diseases may be studied, and rational treatment instituted. The author again states that the lung is lined (the alveoli) by epithelium, although some other authorities disagree. A bibliography containing some 255 references is noteworthy, taken from Latin, German, French and Italian literature as well as English and American. The direct tube specialist will be interested particularly in the matter relating to the lymphatic channels and lymph nodes of the trachea and the bronchi. Of the tubuloacinous type, they are placed

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