DANIEL B. ARST, M.D.; WILLIAM J. LAHEY, M.D.; PAUL KUNKEL, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Spontaneous hemopneumothorax is a relatively rare disease. Approximately 60 cases had been reported through 1947. Within a three-month period, however, two cases were seen at this hospital. The immediate treatment of this entity is so important that its prompt recognition becomes imperative. In view of the newer knowledge relative to hemothorax gained during the last war, it is felt that the pathogenesis and the therapeutic implications of the disease need further emphasis.
Case 1. A 22 year old letter carrier was admitted to the hospital on the evening of August 23, 1947, with chief complaints of pain in
ARST DB, LAHEY WJ, KUNKEL P. SPONTANEOUS HEMOPNEUMOTHORAX: REPORT OF TWO CASES1. Ann Intern Med. 1950;33:718–729. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-33-3-718
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1950;33(3):718-729.
Hospital Medicine, Infectious Disease, Mycobacterial Infections, Neurology, Pulmonary/Critical Care.
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