LEWIS B. WOOLNER, M.D.; JOHN R. MCDONALD, M.D.
A number of investigators have shown that bronchogenic carcinoma may be diagnosed by cytologic examination of sputum or bronchial secretions.1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 These preliminary studies have been, in the main, enthusiastic, but much remains to be learned concerning the use of the method in practice. Of particular importance is the question whether cytologic technic may be used advantageously more or less as a screening device in the routine diagnostic procedures of a general chest service. The present paper deals with our experience with the method as a routine procedure in the investigation, over a given
WOOLNER LB, MCDONALD JR. CYTOLOGY OF SPUTUM AND BRONCHIAL SECRETIONS: STUDIES ON 588 PATIENTS WITH MISCELLANEOUS PULMONARY LESIONS1. Ann Intern Med. ;33:1164–1174. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-33-5-1164
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1950;33(5):1164-1174.
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