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Diagnosis of asbestosis by needle lung biopsy
  1. M. Walton,
  2. T. Skeoch
  1. Poole Hospital, Middlesbrough
  2. Central Clinical Laboratories, Middlesbrough


    Nine patients from Teesside who had asbestosis are briefly described. In seven of them a needle biopsy was made to confirm the diagnosis. The advantages of the procedure, using the Jack needle (Smith, 1964a), are discussed.

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