C. H. COCKE, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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The subject for discussion this afternoon is a very brief resumé of so-called massive collapse of the lungs with the addition of case reports of two interesting unpublished cases.
"Massive Collapse" was first described by the Englishman, W. Pasteur, in the year 1890 after study of 7 autopsy cases which presented post diphtheritic paralysis of the diaphragm, the result of nasal and pharyngeal diphtheria. It was not observed in laryngeal cases. The same author twenty years later, in 1910, described "post operative massive collapse" in a study of 2,000 operations in which there was an incidence of 201 post operative
COCKE CH. Massive Atelectasis1. Ann Intern Med. ;2:1054–1062. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-2-10-1054
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1929;2(10):1054-1062.
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