WILLIAM H. ALLEN, M.D., F.A.C.P.
It is doubtful if there is anything in medicine presenting greater difficulty in classification than the so-called respiratory diseases. In every outbreak the problem arises when to cease the use of such terms as nasopharyngitis and acute bronchitis in order to adopt the equally indefinite one of influenza. One is confronted with the same difficulty in placing the pneumonias, though some progress is being made toward adoption of an etiological classification. It is with no wish to add to the prevailing confusion that we have found it useful to classify as acute pneumonitis a group of cases characterized by signs
ALLEN WH. ACUTE PNEUMONITIS1. Ann Intern Med. ;10:441–446. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-10-4-441
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1936;10(4):441-446.
Infectious Disease, Pneumonia, Pulmonary/Critical Care.
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