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Hartung's monograph is based on analysis of 200 autopsies. Some form of pulmonary emphysema was present in 70% of the males and 60% of females. The classification employed is a morphological one and includes overdistension, acute obstructive emphysema, chronic diffuse obstructive emphysema with and without bronchitis, changes secondary to miliary tuberculosis, anthraco-silicosis, and thoracic deformities. Postmortem measurements of lung volume, deflation volumes, pressure-volume curves, static retraction forces, and compliance were obtained. The author also determined the volume of blood in the cadaver lung expressed as milliliters of blood/100 g bloodless lung weight. Emphysematous lungs were more compliant and exhibited less
Lungenemphysem. Morphologie, Pathogenese und Funktionelle Bedeutung. Pathologie und Klinik in Einzeldarstellungen. Ann Intern Med. ;61:598–599. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-61-3-598_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1964;61(3):598-599.
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