HERBERT W. GREENIDGE; MORLEY J. TUTTLE, M.D.
The extent of lipoid pneumonia observed at autopsy in two cases in the latter part of 1951 resulted in a ban on the oral use of mineral oil in the Colonel Belcher (D.V.A.) Hospital. Although our institution contained a large proportion of older, chronically ill patients reported to be susceptible to this hazard, the ban was not popular. The report of Volk and associates1 had, however, suggested that lipoid pneumonia was probably more common than is generally realized. We therefore determined to investigate the extent of the problem by reviewing our autopsy material.
GREENIDGE HW, TUTTLE MJ. LIPOID PNEUMONIA IN A VETERANS HOSPITAL1. Ann Intern Med. ;43:1259–1268. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-43-6-1259
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1955;43(6):1259-1268.
Infectious Disease, Pneumonia, Pulmonary/Critical Care.
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