LEWIS J. MOORMAN, M.D., F.A.C.P.
If romancing were permissible in medicine, we might indulge in an interesting consideration of the sharp turns hemoptysis has wrought in the lives of important personages and in the history of the world. It often precipitates a psychological panic through the fear of impending dissolution and, then, spurns death in order to condition destiny. Allen K. Krause once said, "Sometimes a man will write a new kind of history. Its keynote will be the shaping of human destiny by disease." In such a history, hemoptysis should have a prominent place.
Hippocrates' statement that "the spitting of pus follows the spitting
MOORMAN LJ. HEMOPTYSIS IN TUBERCULOSIS, WITH A DIFFERENTIAL DISCUSSION OF OTHER CAUSES1. Ann Intern Med. ;21:447–454. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-21-3-447
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1944;21(3):447-454.
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