WILLIAM B. FAULKNER JR., M.D.; AIME N. FREGEAU, M.D.; EDWARD C. FAULKNER, M.D.
A close study of postoperative massive collapse of the lung (pulmonary atelectasis) indicates its marked similarity to pneumonia. These two conditions have many characteristics in common and, from the study of atelectasis, we may draw certain deductions relative to pneumonia.
As observed by Norris and Landis,1 "practically every case of pneumonia spreads to some extent. In some cases it slowly extends spreading from lobe to lobe by contiguity; in others the process apparently develops afresh at different points in the same or the opposite lung", and, "in double pneumonia, both bases may be affected simultaneously or the apex of one
FAULKNER WB, FREGEAU AN, FAULKNER EC. Migrating Pneumonia12: Certain Mechanical Factors in Its Production, Prevention, and Treatment. Ann Intern Med. 1933;6:1289–1297. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-6-10-1289
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1933;6(10):1289-1297.
Infectious Disease, Pneumonia, Pulmonary/Critical Care.
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