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In the multivolumed set of the venerated Henke-Lubarsch Handbook of Pathology there is a section on the respiratory system published in 1928. This includes an astonishing chapter of some 100 pages in "Disturbances in Air Content" by Loeschke. Using such techniques as lung inflation, whole lung and whole thoracic sections, thick sections of lung, corrosion preparations, and mechanical models of the bony thorax, Loeschke described, in the most modern terms, the features of the disease commonly termed "emphysema" until recently. Thoracic deformity, degenerative disease of the parenchyma, airway obstruction, and alterations in blood flow and vascular supply are described and
Progress in Research in Emphysema and Chronic Bronchitis. Volume 2. The Pathogenesis of the Chronic Obstructive Bronchopulmonary Diseases.. Ann Intern Med. ;64:222–223. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-64-1-222_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1966;64(1):222-223.
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