FRANCIS H. CHAFEE, M.D., F.A.C.P.; JOHN R. ROSS, M.D.; E. MANSFIELD GUNN, M.D.
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The finding of marked eosinophilic infiltration in the bone marrow and heart of a man who had suddenly died in an asthmatic paroxysm stimulated us to review the literature and previous autopsies on cases of asthma at the Rhode Island Hospital in order to obtain more information relative to this condition.
The literature lists few autopsied cases. Coca1 in 1931 summarized them and found 33 for his discussion. Lamson and Butt2 in 1937 brought the series up to date, finding 50 cases and adding 48 of their own. Fowler3 in that same year reported two cases, and Thieme and Sheldon4
CHAFEE FH, ROSS JR, GUNN EM. EOSINOPHILIA IN FATAL ASTHMA; STUDIES OF BONE MARROW AND MYOCARDIUM*. Ann Intern Med. 1942;17:45–59. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-17-1-45
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1942;17(1):45-59.
Asthma, Cardiology, Pulmonary/Critical Care.
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