OVID O. MEYER, F.A.C.P.; ETHEL W. THEWLIS
Bronchopneumonia of the type now commonly considered to be virus pneumonia was seen as long ago as 1872,1 but present day attention was directed to it by much later reports, chiefly those of Gallagher,2 Bowen,3 Reimann,4 Kneeland and Smetana,5 and Longcope.6 In recent years, probably because of greatly increased incidence and, to a lesser extent, proper recognition of this condition and the more positive exclusion of pneumonias of other types by detailed bacteriologic study, these atypical pneumonias have been very frequently observed. In the past six years more than a hundred reports relating to this condition have appeared in the
MEYER OO, THEWLIS EW. THE LEUKOCYTE COUNT IN PRIMARY ATYPICAL PNEUMONIA OF UNDETERMINED ETIOLOGY1. Ann Intern Med. ;21:977–982. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-21-6-977
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1944;21(6):977-982.
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