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First images of respiratory system in ancient Egypt: Trachea, bronchi and pulmonary lobes.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23061081     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Examination of ancient Egyptians' depictions of the respiratory tract, dating back to the 30th century BC, reveals their awareness of the pulmonary anatomy: reinforced with cartilaginous rings, the trachea is split into two main bronchi, which then enter the lungs (lungs being divided into pulmonary lobes).
Jakub Kwiecinski
Publication Detail:
Type:  Historical Article; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Canadian respiratory journal : journal of the Canadian Thoracic Society     Volume:  19     ISSN:  1916-7245     ISO Abbreviation:  Can. Respir. J.     Publication Date:    2012 Sep-Oct
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-12     Completed Date:  2013-04-08     Revised Date:  2013-09-02    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9433332     Medline TA:  Can Respir J     Country:  Canada    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e33-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Bronchi / anatomy & histology
History, Ancient
Lung / anatomy & histology
Medicine in Art
Respiratory System / anatomy & histology*
Trachea / anatomy & histology

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