A. M. PHILLIPS, M.D.; R. W. PHILLIPS, M.D.; J. L. THOMPSON, M.D.
Chronic pulmonary disease appears to be increasing in both incidence and importance and, indeed, is held by some to be a major public health problem.1a, b This increase has occurred in spite of the effectiveness of antibiotic therapy in decreasing the complications of bacterial pneumonia and in reducing the occurrence of bronchiectasis. In addition, there have been significant advances in the treatment of pulmonary tuberculosis by medical and surgical methods, resulting in fewer pulmonary cripples from this disease. The increase in chronic pulmonary disease predominates in the group classified as chronic bronchitis and emphysema of the lungs. The frequent association
PHILLIPS AM, PHILLIPS RW, THOMPSON JL. CHRONIC COUGH: ANALYSIS OF ETIOLOGIC FACTORS IN A SURVEY OF 1,274 MEN1. Ann Intern Med. ;45:216–231. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-45-2-216
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1956;45(2):216-231.
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