GEORGE C. COE, M.D.
Although pulmonary aspergillosis can no longer be considered a rare condition, in view of the increasing number of cases being reported in the literature, its consideration as a disease peculiar to certain occupations has been generally overlooked. Historically, the first recorded case is attributed to Hughes Bennett in 1842. In 1890 Dieulafoy, Chantmesse and Widal described several clinical cases in persons engaged as pigeon fatteners in Paris.1 In 1897 Renon considered it as a trade disease in persons working as pigeon feeders. In this occupation the individuals engaged as pigeon stuffers crammed the beaks of the birds with a mixture
COE GC. PRIMARY BRONCHOPULMONARY ASPERGILLOSIS, AN OCCUPATIONAL DISEASE1. Ann Intern Med. ;23:423–425. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-23-3-423
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1945;23(3):423-425.
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