PAUL A. di SANT'AGNESE, M.D.; DOROTHY H. ANDERSEN, M.D.
Cystic fibrosis has only recently become a concern of adult medicine. It is a disease with a short history, introduced to clinical pediatrics in 1938, when three series of necropsied cases were reported independently by Andersen,1 Harper2 and Blackfan and May.3 At that time three fourths of the patients died before the age of one year,1 and only rarely did a child with the disease survive to school age. Clinical recognition became progressively more frequent, and at present few cases presenting at pediatric centers escape diagnosis. Until the end of World War II therapy by diet and sulfonamides
di SANT'AGNESE PA, ANDERSEN DH. CYSTIC FIBROSIS OF THE PANCREAS IN YOUNG ADULTS1. Ann Intern Med. 1959;50:1321–1330. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-50-5-1321
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1959;50(5):1321-1330.
Gastroenterology/Hepatology, Pancreatic Disease, Pulmonary/Critical Care.
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