DICKINSON W. RICHARDS, M. D., F.A.C.P.
Research during the last decade in the anatomic, physiologic and clinical features of pulmonary emphysema has brought, among other things, an increased interest in and need for a more satisfactory classification of this disease. But this is difficult. No one thus far has offered a convincing unitary hypothesis for the pathogenesis of emphysema, and the descriptions of the disease by the pathologists, physiologists and clinicians are still in somewhat different languages, and do not readily fit together. The disease itself is complex, so many different factors combining in such differing proportions, and so variably from one part of the lung
RICHARDS DW. PULMONARY EMPHYSEMA: ETIOLOGIC FACTORS AND CLINICAL FORMS1. Ann Intern Med. ;53:1105–1120. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-53-6-1105
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1960;53(6):1105-1120.
Chronic Obstructive Airway Disease, Pulmonary/Critical Care.
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