MAX PINNER, M.D., F.A.C.P.; GEORGE C. LEINER, M.D.; WILLIAM A. ZAVOD, M.D.
By pirometrie examinations the total functions of both lungs can be studied. Bronchospirometry is a relatively recent method by which the functions and volumina of each lung are determined separately at the same time. Jacobaeus, Björkman and Frenckner12 were the first to publish such studies in 1932. They used a double-channelled metal bronchoscope. A number of studies were done with this method by Björkman2 ; Frenckner and Björkman6; and Jacobaeus8, 9; Bezançon, Braun, Soulas and Cachin1; Brighton and Barach3; and Jacobaeus and Bruce.10, 11
In 1939 Gebauer7 reported a soft-rubber bronchial catheter, constructed for use in bronchospirometry. Before that publication
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PINNER M, LEINER GC, ZAVOD WA. BRONCHOSPIROMETRY(BRONCHOSPIROMETRY*). Ann Intern Med. 1945;22:704–718. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-22-5-704
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1945;22(5):704-718.
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