Interventional Pulmonary Medicine presents an extensive overview of the techniques encompassed by interventional pulmonary medicine. The editors are unquestionably leaders in this burgeoning field, and have drawn on other experts from the Americas, Europe, Asia, and Africa to compile the 30 chapters in this valuable text. The book begins with an historical review of rigid and flexible bronchoscopy, followed by chapters that discuss 27 diagnostic and therapeutic interventional procedures, including 18 bronchoscopic and 4 thoracoscopic procedures. Additional chapters cover whole-lung lavage, percutaneous tracheostomy, and other specialized applications. The organization of the chapters is consistent, putting each intervention into perspective as well as providing the detailed overview that one would expect, but not including a step-by-step “how-to-do-it” approach. Nevertheless, the techniques are explained in broad terms, and the reader is referred to appropriate sources for the details. In this sense, Interventional Pulmonary Medicine serves as a reference book rather than a handbook of pulmonary interventions.