JONAS A. SHULMAN, M.D.; LEON A. PHILLIPS, M.D.; ROBERT G. PETERSDORF, M.D., F.A.C.P.
In recent years bacterial infections of the lung have been considered prime examples of diseases conquered by chemotherapy. While there is no doubt that antibiotics have exerted a dramatic effect on the course and outcome of bacterial pneumonias, this group of diseases continues to rank high as a major cause of morbidity and death (1). This is related in part to the changing ecology of these infections that were formerly common among young, relatively healthy individuals but are now primarily found among aged, debilitated patients with chronic disease (2). Furthermore, antibiotics per se have done much to change the clinical
JONAS A. SHULMAN, LEON A. PHILLIPS, ROBERT G. PETERSDORF. Errors and Hazards in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Bacterial Pneumonias. Ann Intern Med. 1965;62:41–58. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-62-1-41
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1965;62(1):41-58.
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