HOBART A. REIMANN, M.D., F.A.C.P.
The cure of many bacterial pneumonias with sulfonamide compounds and with antibiotics has led to an impression that the nature of pneumonia in general has changed greatly in the past decade. The new forms of therapy, especially of pneumococcal pneumonia, shorten the duration of disease, eliminate the causative agent from the sputum, and thereby lessen the incidence and duration of the carrier state. By so doing, it was hoped the spread of infection to others would be retarded and the incidence of pneumonia would decline. While the mortality rate has been reduced, it is by no means so sure that
REIMANN HA. THE CHANGING NATURE OF PNEUMONIA1. Ann Intern Med. 1950;33:1246–1253. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-33-5-1246
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1950;33(5):1246-1253.
Infectious Disease, Pneumonia, Pulmonary/Critical Care.
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