Bronchoscopy

Bronchoscopy
1897
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Bronchoscopy was introduced by Gustav Killian when he removed a piece of pork bone from the bronchus of a farmer. Inspired by his report, Chevalier Jackson constructed the first bronchoscope soon after.12

  • 1. Zollner, Fritz. "Gustav Killian: Father of Bronchoscopy." Archives of Otolaryngology. 82 (1965): 656-659. [PUBMED]
  • 2. Boyd, A.D. "Chevalier Jackson: The Father of American Bronchoesophagoscopy." Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 57 (1994): 502-505. [PUBMED]