PAUL W. CLOUGH
Chronic pulmonary disease as a cause of dyspnea and progressive disability presents many difficult clinical problems and has been less clearly delineated than the circulatory diseases which give rise to similar symptoms. Extensive fibrosis as a cause of pulmonary insufficiency appears in several different forms and may have many different causes. Recent studies have revived interest in one of the unusual types of fibrosis which was originally described in 1935 by Hamman and Rich,1 who reported three cases2 as fulminating diffuse interstitial fibrosis of the lungs. Although alerted to the existence of such cases, nine years elapsed before an additional
CLOUGH PW. DIFFUSE INTERSTITIAL PULMONARY FIBROSIS. Ann Intern Med. ;40:641–645. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-40-3-641
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1954;40(3):641-645.
Interstitial Lung Disease, Pulmonary/Critical Care.
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