EDWARD A. BRETHAUER JR., M.D.; ROBERT T. THOMPSON, M.D.
During the months of December 1942, January and February 1943, a series of cases of atypical pneumonias of the influenzal virus type was observed at the Elizabeth Steel Magee Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Because of the high mortality rate encountered in this type of pneumonia and because of the unusual termination in fatal cases by the rapid development of generalized pulmonary edema, our interest was awakened by certain clinical observations to be presented. These observations are considered important because they indicate the necessity for revision of certain therapeutic measures, and because they are a definite aid in prognosis.
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BRETHAUER EA, THOMPSON RT. OBSERVATIONS OF ATYPICAL PNEUMONIAS OF THE INFLUENZAL VIRUS TYPE(OBSERVATIONS OF ATYPICAL PNEUMONIAS OF THE INFLUENZAL VIRUS TYPE*). Ann Intern Med. 1944;20:884–889. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-20-6-884
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1944;20(6):884-889.
Infectious Disease, Pneumonia, Pulmonary/Critical Care.
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