FRED G. HOLMES, M.D., F.A.C.P.; HOWELL RANDOLPH, M.D.
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Lobar pneumonia may be considered to be an infectious (usually pneumococcic) lobar atelectasis of the lung. The work of Coryllos and Birnbaum1 and others has strengthened this conception of the disease. The
pneumococcic infection of the bronchus causes the formation of a very tenacious fibrin-containing sputum which may readily narrow or completely occlude a large bronchus. With the occlusion of the main bronchus to a lobe, lobar atelectasis takes place, beginning at the periphery where the greatest number of alveoli are found, and progressing toward the hilus, while there follows a pneumococcic cellulitis proceeding peripherally from the hilus abetted by
HOLMES FG, RANDOLPH H. TREATMENT OF LOBAR PNEUMONIA BY ARTIFICIAL PNEUMOTHORAX1. Ann Intern Med. 1935;8:1008–1027. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-8-9-1008
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1935;8(9):1008-1027.
Infectious Disease, Pneumonia, Pulmonary/Critical Care.
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