MYRON SALINE, M.D.; GEORGE L. BAUM, M.D., F.A.C.P.
The roentgenographic finding of transitory pulmonary densities observed in a patient recovering from an episode of submersion is the basis for this report. The relative paucity of reports in the literature relating to this not unusual condition is of considerable interest. The clinical records of 26 such cases admitted to three hospitals in the Greater Miami area during the period from 1947 to 1953 are reviewed. The purpose of this report is to correlate the symptomatology with the presence of asphyxia rather than with that of aspiration. The salient findings in these 26 patients are summarized in table 1. One
SALINE M, BAUM GL. THE SUBMERSION SYNDROME1. Ann Intern Med. 1954;41:1134–1138. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-41-6-1134
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