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January 1956

Cytology of Bronchial Secretions.

AMA Arch Otolaryngol. 1956;63(1):110. doi:10.1001/archotol.1956.03830070112015

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This book describes the cytologic examination of the bronchial secretions. This is subdivided into (1) the normal cells of the blood stream, (2) normal epithelial cells, (3) autolytic changes of the normal cells, (4) alveolar phagocytes and connective-tissue histiocytes, (5) atypical cells due to epithelial metaplasia, and (6) tumor cells. There is a chapter on the various methods of obtaining the various secretions, a chapter on fixation and staining, and, also, one on the diagnostic significance of cytologic findings. This book has an extensive bibliography and is excellent for the pathologist who can work in association with the bronchoscopist and thoracic surgeon.

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