GABRIEL TUCKER, M.D.
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The use of the bronchoscope as an aid in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the lung has been practically a development of the last decade. Before that time the bronchoscope was used chiefly for the removal of foreign bodies. The modern bronchoscopic technic, using the distally lighted tube of Jackson, without general anesthesia, has widened the field of its usefulness to such an extent that bronchoscopy is indicated in practically every disease of the lung, at some time during its course, in some particular patient. In modern bronchoscopy general anesthesia is not required. In acute inflammatory conditions of
TUCKER G. BRONCHOSCOPY IN PULMONARY DISEASE
: PRESENT STATUS AS AN AID IN DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT1. Ann Intern Med. ;8:444–458. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-8-4-444
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1934;8(4):444-458.
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