Landmark article Oct 28, 1933. Successful removal of an entire lung for carcinoma of the bronchus. By Evarts A. Graham and J. J. Singer

JAMA. 1984 Jan 13;251(2):257-60. doi: 10.1001/jama.251.2.257.


The left lung and many of the tracheobronchial mediastinal glands were removed in a one stage operation because of a carcinoma that originated in the bronchus of the upper lobe but which was so close to the bronchus of the lower lobe that, in order to remove it completely, it was necessary to remove the entire lung. This is apparently the first case in which an entire lung has been removed successfully at one stage. 600 South Kingshighway.

Publication types

  • Biography
  • Case Reports
  • Historical Article

MeSH terms

  • Carcinoma, Bronchogenic / history*
  • History, 20th Century
  • Humans
  • Lung Neoplasms / history*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Pneumonectomy / history*
  • United States

Personal name as subject

  • E A Graham
  • J J Singer