MILTON B. ROSENBLATT, M.D.; ARNOLD BACHMAN, M.D.
Pneumonia of the upper lobes is neither a new nor a rare occurrence. It was described by Laennec and also by his contemporaries, Andral and Broussais. However, despite the common knowledge of its existence there have been exceedingly few references to this subject in the literature. This is equally true of the standard textbooks which deal very extensively with the general subject of pneumonia. It is not difficult to fathom the cause of this apparent neglect. The diagnosis of apical pneumonia by physical signs, alone, is attended with great difficulty and, in the absence of routine roentgenograms, the number of
ROSENBLATT MB, BACHMAN A. UPPER LOBE PNEUMONIA IN THE ADULT1. Ann Intern Med. ;11:1845–1855. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-11-10-1845
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1938;11(10):1845-1855.
Infectious Disease, Pneumonia, Pulmonary/Critical Care.
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