JORDAN THOMPSON, M.D.; HOWARD A. BUECHNER, M.D., F.A.C.P.; RONALD FISHMAN, M.D.
Since 1940, when "eosinophilic granuloma of bone" was first defined by Lichtenstein and Jaffe,1 this disease has been reported with surprising frequency. In 1946 Dundon, Williams and Laipply2 collected 48 cases from the literature and added five of their own. By August, 1954, O'Neill and his co-workers3 had brought the total number of reported cases to 189, and others have since accumulated.
Eosinophilic granuloma, as originally described, was thought to be limited to the skeletal system, but it soon became apparent that the disease was more complex than was at first supposed, since other tissues, notably skin, lymph nodes, pituitary
THOMPSON J, BUECHNER HA, FISHMAN R. EOSINOPHILIC GRANULOMA OF THE LUNG1. Ann Intern Med. 1958;48:1134–1145. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-48-5-1134
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1958;48(5):1134-1145.
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