J. A. PERRONE, M.D.; J. P. LEVINSON, M.D.
Rosahn1 states that definite criteria for diagnosis should be established to render valid any comparisons of the incidence of carcinoma of the lung at different periods. These criteria are:
1. An autopsy must have been performed.
2. The carcinomatous nature of the lesion must have been verified microscopically.
3. There must be no reasonable doubt that the neoplasm was a primary growth.
4. Percentage should be calculated on the basis of total adult necropsies. Rosahn arbitrarily adopts 20 years as the lower age limit.
In our report we have attempted to fulfill all of the above criteria. We have an
PERRONE JA, LEVINSON JP. PRIMARY CARCINOMA OF THE LUNG (REPORT OF 115 CASES, 38 AUTOPSIES AND 77 BRONCHOSCOPIC BIOPSIES)1. Ann Intern Med. ;17:12–25. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-17-1-12
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1942;17(1):12-25.
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