FRANCIS G. BLAKE, A.B., M.D., F.A.C.P.
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During the last two decades there has been a gradually but steadily increasing tendency to classify pneumonia on an etiological basis rather than on the older, anatomical basis of Laënnec; or at least, if the anatomical terms of lobar and bronchopneumonia are retained, to qualify them by an additional etiological diagnosis. This change which has taken place in the classification of pneumonia has undoubtedly occurred because of the increasing recognition of the fact that pneumonia comprises in reality a considerable group of quite different and distinct infectious diseases hitherto all classified under one or the other of two headings—lobar or
BLAKE FG. Observations On Pneumococcus Type III Pneumonia*†. Ann Intern Med. 1931;5:673–686. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-5-6-673
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1931;5(6):673-686.
Infectious Disease, Pneumonia, Pulmonary/Critical Care, Streptococcal Infections.
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