JOHN V. FOPEANO, A.B., M.D.
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In a day when clinicians depend much upon the clinical laboratory for guidance in diagnosis and prognosis, there is a need for data showing the limitations of the objective methods of the laboratory. Even the reliable clinical thermometer may sometimes lead one astray.
In a study of the cases of pneumonia which have occurred during the past two years among students at the University of Michigan, three things have stood out clearly:
1. Absence of leukocytosis in uncomplicated bronchopneumonia indicates neither a good nor a bad prognosis.
2. It is possible and not uncommon to have bronchopneumonia without any detected
FOPEANO JV. THE VALUE OF CERTAIN DIAGNOSTIC PROCEDURES IN BRONCHOPNEUMONIA: A CLINICAL STUDY1. Ann Intern Med. ;10:379–385. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-10-3-379
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1936;10(3):379-385.
Infectious Disease, Pneumonia, Pulmonary/Critical Care.
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