The Transpulmonary Passage of Cancer Cells: Historical ReviewWilson IB Onuigbo*
Medical Foundation and Clinic, Nigeria
- *Corresponding Author:
- Wilson I. B. Onuigbo
Medical Foundation and Clinic
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Received date: December 15, 2014; Accepted date: April 29, 2015; Published date: May 04, 2015
Citation: Onuigbo WIB (2015) The Transpulmonary Passage of Cancer Cells: Historical Review. J Pulm Respir Med 5:257. doi:10.4172/2161-105X.1000257
Copyright: © 2015 Onuigbo WIB. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Macfarlane Burnet, who is far famed in oncology, recommended during his address on the morphogenesis of cancer that researchers ought to know the historical aspects of their field. In this context, in 1952, Zeidman and Buss used experimental animals to document the transpulmonary passage of cancer cells. However, they did not supply the historical background. Therefore, this paper collates the observations of the old masters in this field from 1845 to 1899.