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Clinical and Experimental Observations of Farmer's Lung Disease.

H. O. Sieker, M.D. (Assoc.); N. J. David, M.D.; and H. I. Horowitz, M.D.
Ann Intern Med. 1962;56(4):690. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-56-4-690_3
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Farmer's lung disease has been recognized as a syndrome consisting of fever, headache, malaise, cough, and respiratory distress associated with exposure to dust from grains, hay, or fodder. It is the purpose of this report to describe the clinical syndrome as observed in four young adult farm workers who developed symptoms simultaneously after a common exposure. Observations were made with experimental animals using the same material which produced symptoms in these patients in order to elucidate the pathogenesis of farmer's lung disease.

The history was quite similar for each of the individuals, although the symptoms varied in degree. Within four



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