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There is perhaps no other area of medicine so plagued by problems in communication than the complex of syndromes encompassed in the terms emphysema, chronic bronchitis, and obstructive lung disease. Meetings, published papers, and textbooks are rendered incomprehensible and irritating by obvious lack of agreement as to the significance and the proper use of these terms.
For something near a decade now, Dr. Reid, in an impressive number of published studies, has made major contributions to the understanding and the proper delineation of the structural changes underlying these syndromes. She now presents us with a valuable summation of her own
The Pathology of Emphysema.. Ann Intern Med. ;67:223–224. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-67-1-223_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1967;67(1):223-224.
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