HANS WEILL, M.D.; HOWARD A. BUECHNER, M.D., F.A.C.P.; ERNESTO GONZALEZ, M.D.; STEPHEN J. HERBERT, M.D.; EDSEL AUCOIN, M.D.; MORTON M. ZISKIND, M.D., F.A.C.P.
The existing literature on bagassosis contains only a few incomplete studies of pulmonary function. The need for complete studies in a significant number of cases using modern physiological methods was responsible for the present investigation, the results of which are reported here.
The inhalation of dust from dried sugar cane fiber, or bagasse, may cause a specific respiratory disease known as bagassosis. The pathogenicity of bagasse was first recognized in Louisiana in 1937 (1), and since that time 150 cases of bagassosis have been reported in the world's literature (2); 41 of these patients were observed in the United States
WEILL H, BUECHNER HA, GONZALEZ E, HERBERT SJ, AUCOIN E, ZISKIND MM. Bagassosis: A Study of Pulmonary Function in 20 Cases. Ann Intern Med. ;64:737–747. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-64-4-737
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1966;64(4):737-747.
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