Bronchoscopy, initially developed as a part of the specialty of otolaryngology, has in recent years been increasingly adopted by other specialties concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of chest disease, notably the thoracic surgeon, the chest physician, the gastroenterologist, and the anesthesiologist. As a by-product of this distributed responsibility, there have been problems in providing adequate training for the student bronchologist, except in those institutions where peroral endoscopic work is done entirely or chiefly in one department. Apart from the need for acquiring skill in instrumentation, the beginner in bronchoscopy must learn to interpret his findings; this can be done with authority only after a rather broad base of experience has been acquired.
Stradling's small but beautifully illustrated volume provides an extraordinarily comprehensive review of normal bronchial anatomy, along with a wide coverage of inflammatory diseases and deformities of the bronchi, bronchial tumors, and miscellaneous conditions. The series of 132