BERNARD HYDE, M.D.; LEROY HYDE, M.D.
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Spontaneous pneumothorax has been known to physicians for many years. The dramatic picture of sudden unilateral chest pain with dyspnea and the finding of a collapsed lung on physical examination and chest roentgenogram are easily recognized. Since spontaneous pneumothorax may occur in patients with pulmonary tuberculosis, it was commonly believed that all spontaneous pneumothoraces were tuberculous. Kjaergaard1 in 1932 published an excellent monograph describing his studies of 51 cases of spontaneous pneumothorax in apparently healthy people without any evidence of pulmonary tuberculosis. Other studies2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 soon revealed that spontaneous pneumothorax could be produced
HYDE B, HYDE L. SPONTANEOUS PNEUMOTHORAX—CONTRAST OF THE BENIGN IDIOPATHIC AND THE TUBERCULOUS TYPES1. Ann Intern Med. ;33:1373–1377. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-33-6-1373
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1950;33(6):1373-1377.
Infectious Disease, Mycobacterial Infections, Pulmonary/Critical Care.
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