STANTON T. ALLISON, M.D., F.A.C.P.
The title of this paper is not original. Burke,1 in 1937, first used the term in reporting the case of a white man of 28 with advanced bullous emphysema whom he had followed for five years and who finally died and came to autopsy. Serial roentgenograms in this case revealed the progressive increase in size of these bullae until, just before his death, there was little remaining lung substance. Burke, in reporting the case, stated that it was one of the most advanced cases of bullous emphysema on record. I studied the prints from the roentgenograms of this case and
ALLISON ST. THE VANISHING LUNG; REPORT OF A CASE OF ADVANCED BULLOUS EMPHYSEMA(THE VANISHING LUNG; REPORT OF A CASE OF ADVANCED BULLOUS EMPHYSEMA*). Ann Intern Med. 1942;17:139–148. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-17-1-139
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1942;17(1):139-148.
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