JAMES ALEXANDER MILLER, A.M., M.D., F.A.C.P.
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In the consideration of these chronic pulmonary conditions I propose in the first place to present them not as independent clinical entities but as coexistent conditions mutually dependent upon each other and associated with all chronic lung disease of whatever causation; and secondly, to emphasize the clinical importance of the functional pathological changes associated with these conditions, as distinct from the tissue pathological changes with which their names are usually connected.
We might begin this consideration with our definition of these conditions in terms of function.
Pulmonary fibrosis we would define as an irreversible failure of the self-cleansing power
MILLER JA. PULMONARY FIBROSIS AND EMPHYSEMA*. Ann Intern Med. 1935;9:219–233. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-9-3-219
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1935;9(3):219-233.
Interstitial Lung Disease, Pulmonary/Critical Care.
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