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An attempt is made to visualize the locus of pulmonary tuberculosis. The purely conducting part of the bronchial tree (that is everything up to, and including, the fine, smooth-walled bronchioles) is envisaged as undergoing a lengthening with inspiration and a shortening with expiration, and the details of this process are explained with diagrams. The peculiar shape and mode of action of the pleural cavity make it necessary to shift the lower part of the lung during inspiration in a downward, forward and outward direction, if the part above and behind the hilum is to expand properly. The root of the
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The Dynamic Bronchial Tree.. Ann Intern Med. 1932;5:1556. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-5-12-1556_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1932;5(12):1556.
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