ELI H. RUBIN, M.D., F.A.C.P.; BERNARD S. KAHN, M.D.; DAVID PECKER, M.D.
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In 1944 Hamman and Rich1 reported the histories and autopsy findings of four patients whose disease was characterized by a relatively sudden onset of dyspnea, cough, cyanosis and fever, and early signs of cardiac decompensation. Death resulted within a short time of acute pulmonary suffocation or heart failure. The lungs at autopsy revealed diffuse interstitial fibrotic changes of a type which the authors had never seen previously. They were unable to find any similar cases reported in the literature, with the exception of one instance of interstitial pulmonary fibrosis associated with lesions of periarteritis nodosa, by Kneeland and Smetana.2
RUBIN EH, KAHN BS, PECKER D. DIFFUSE INTERSTITIAL FIBROSIS OF THE LUNGS*. Ann Intern Med. 1952;36:827–844. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-36-3-827
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1952;36(3):827-844.
Interstitial Lung Disease, Pulmonary/Critical Care.
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