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October 1955


AMA Arch Otolaryngol. 1955;62(4):456. doi:10.1001/archotol.1955.03830040110022

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The authors present an extremely comprehensive discussion of bronchography. The first chapter deals with (a) the contrast material; (b) types of anesthesia to be used with their chemical, pharmacological, and toxicological relationships; (c) methods of administration of the contrast material; (d) the technique of bronchography with all of its problems. The second section deals with normal and pathologic physiology, and the final section deals with morphologic changes in the bronchial system. There are detailed descriptive findings illustrated by both bronchograms and line drawings of the bronchial pathology as seen in bronchitis, pneumonia, bronchiectasis, lung abscess, tuberculosis, blastomas, silicosis, foreign bodies, anomalies, postoperative changes, traumatic rupture, and other conditions. There are numerous bronchograms with detailed descriptions and legends which in certain areas are further clarified by line drawings. In addition, there is an extensive bibliography with 1654 references. This is an excellent book and extremely valuable to the bronchoscopist and the

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