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The standard textbooks of pathology, and particularly those in current use, have been woefully deficient in their handling of diseases of the lung. Monographs devoted to the pathology of organ systems other than the lung have long been available, but the respiratory system has been curiously neglected. One is tempted to speculate that this neglect has been part of the historic relegation of chest disease, with the exception of acute bacterial pneumonias, to chest services and sanitoria. This segregation was attributable principally to the necessities of treatment of tuberculosis before antibiotics became available. Now with the declining need for specialized
Pathology of the Lung.. Ann Intern Med. 1963;58:378. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-58-2-378_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1963;58(2):378.
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